Senators Collins, King Announce More Than $1.4 Million for York County Head Start Program Amid COVID-19

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded York County Community Action Corporation a total of $1,453,544 for its Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.


“During this public health crisis, Head Start programs throughout our state have continued to provide children with key educational tools and resources, as well as access to nutritious meals and health screenings,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement.   “We welcome this important investment in York County, which will help to ensure that students continue to have the strong foundation they need to grow and succeed.”


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.  Early Head Start services are available for eligible children age zero to three and pregnant women.  Head Start services include early learning, health, and family well-being.