JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) announced more than $15 million awarded to local Head Start programs. The grant funding was part of the American Rescue Plan.
“This investment will help our local Head Start program(s) continue preparing Mississippi kids for success, and help parents get back to work and grow our economy knowing their kids are safe and cared for,” said Thompson.
|Agency/ Head Start||Grant|
|Washington County Opportunities||$1,202,483|
|Bolivar Community Action Agency||$792,083|
|Delta Health Alliance||$1,884,488|
|Hinds County Human Resource Agency||$2,318,817|
|Institute of Community Services||$4,556,272|
|Mississippi Action for Progress||$4,242,789|
|Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians||$320,662|
The funding for Head Start will help Mississippi reopen child care providers safely, keep workers on payroll, and lower costs for hardworking families.