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Senators Collins, King Announce Nearly $4.3 Million for Maine Head Start Programs

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has awarded Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (KVCAP) a total of $4,275,384 for its Head Start and Early Head Start Programs. The grants are being awarded through the DHHS Administration for Children and Families.

“Early investments in education are critical for future generations of Maine people,” said Senators Collins and King. “Head Start lays the foundation for lifelong learning, fostering cognitive and social development in young children. Our continued investments in these programs reflect our dedication to the future accomplishments of children throughout Maine.”

KVCAP is a non-profit community action program which offers Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Kennebec and Somerset Counties. Its programs promote school readiness and provide a wide range of services to help achieve economic and social self-sufficiency and strengthen the lives and welfare of children and families in Maine.

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 supports local agencies that provide Head Start services across the country.

Senators Collins and King have been longtime advocates for Head Start Programs across Maine. Most recently, they secured more than $6.5 million for Maine Head Start Programs in Oxford and Franklin Counties.


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