Hoeven Announces More than $2 Million in Head Start Grants for North Dakota

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded more than $2 million in grants for Head Start projects in North Dakota. The awards, which come in addition to two previous awards Hoeven announced for these organizations in January and November, are as follows:

  • $1,075,791 for Early Explorers, a grantee of the Towner-Granville-Upham (TGU) School District, to support its early education programs that serve the communities of Anamoose, Devils Lake, Harvey, Rugby, Towner, Turtle Lake and Velva as well as Wells and Ramsey counties.
  • $1,040,608 for the Community Action Partnership in Dickinson, supporting its center-based and home-based preschool services in the eight counties of Region VIII, the southwestern corner of North Dakota.

“Early education, family wellness and good nutrition help build a strong foundation for our children,” Hoeven said. “Today’s awards support the ongoing work of our state’s Head Start programs to support our families and empower our children to realize their full potential.”

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.