Funding Will Serve More than 1,200 Houston Children Daily
Congressman Gene Green announced that the Harris County Department of Education would receive a $6 million Head Start continuation grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
“Children and families that participate in Head Start receive countless benefits that appear quickly and are long lasting,” said Rep. Gene Green. “This grant will ensure that Head Start keeps changing the lives of children and parents in our community through education. I applaud the award and will continue to fight for education initiatives and programs that open opportunities regardless of where you start.”
Head Start provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants, toddlers, pre-school children and their families, and pregnant women and their families. Head Start children have a higher likelihood of graduating high school, attending college, and receiving a post-secondary degree, license, or certification (Bauer and Schanzenbach, 2016).
- View Head Start fact sheets to learn more about demographics, state allocations, program statistics, and general information on Head Start enrollment history.
- View Harris County Department of Education’s Head Start FAQ page.