Senators Collins And King Announce Over $2.9 Million In Head Start Funding For The Opportunity Alliance

     WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that The Opportunity Alliance in Portland will be receiving a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Administration for Children and Families totaling $2,949,484 to continue area Head Start programs.
     "Maine is fortunate to have many community development organizations that provide stepping-stones to greater educational opportunities," Senators Collins and King said.  "This funding will support the Head Start programs offered by The Opportunity Alliance and the valuable services they provide young children and their families."
     Head Start was established in 1965 to promote school readiness and provide a comprehensive array of health, nutritional and social services to eligible four and five-year-old preschoolers and their families. The program has enrolled more than 30 million children since its inception.