Hoeven Announces More Than $1 Million in Head Start Grants for TGU School District

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,075,793 for the Head Start and Early Head Start programs operated by Early Explorers, a grantee of Towner, Granville and Upham (TGU) School District #60. The Head Start program serves children aged three to five through providing them with a safe, nurturing and engaging learning environment that will help them to gain the confidence and awareness they need to succeed. Their Early Head Start serves infants and toddlers while also providing a home visitor to assist in children’s growth and development.

“Today’s award is an investment in the health, education and general well-being of children and families in north-central North Dakota,” Hoeven said. “The impact of such support can be felt now and will carry into our future, helping to ensure the continued success of our communities and our people.”

The funds are made available through HHS’ Head Start program, which seeks to promote school readiness for low-income children through comprehensive health, educational, nutritional, social and other services. As a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven works to support programs that supplement state and local efforts to improve student achievement in primary and secondary education, especially for the disadvantaged and those in rural communities.