Senators Collins, King Announce More than $900,000 for Head Start in Kennebec and Somerset Counties

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (KVCAP) received $921,395 for its Early Head Start program in Kennebec and Somerset Counties.


“Head Start programs are instrumental in ensuring that children cultivate new skills and receive educational opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement.  “We welcome this important investment in Maine families in Kennebec and Somerset counties.”


KVCAP is a non-profit community action program which has been providing services to the people of Kennebec and Somerset counties for more than 40 years. They offer a variety of services geared towards helping their clients achieve economic and social self-sufficiency.


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.  Head Start services include early learning, health, and family well-being.  This funding, which was awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, funds local agencies that provide Head Start services across the country.