Hoeven: HHS Awards More than $2 Million to Grand Forks Head Start

WASHINGTON — Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded a $2,487,120 grant to Grand Forks Public School District #1. The grant will be used to support the continuation of Head Start programs.

“Today’s award is an investment in the health, education and well-being of children and families in Grand Forks,” Hoeven said. “This funding will support programs that will help to ensure the continued success of our communities now and in the future.”

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. Yesterday, Hoeven announced more than $1 million in federal funding for Bismarck Public Schools.