Hoeven Announces Nearly $1.1 Million Grant for Head Start, Early Head Start at Cankdeska Cikana Community College

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded nearly $1.1 million to Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC) to support its Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Today’s award is a continuation of CCCC’s five-year project, which began in 2014 and serves the Spirit Lake Tribe.

“The well-being of children is a vital component of healthy and successful communities,” said Hoeven. “Today’s award will support continued education, health and nutrition services for children and families in the Spirit Lake community and will lay a strong foundation for their future success.”

Today’s funds come in addition to a $3.1 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which Hoeven announced last month. The loan supports the construction of a new, centrally-located Head start facility at CCCC, which will serve up to 184 children in the Spirit Lake community, ages 0 to 5.