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 StartGrant
Coahoma Opportunities                                     $533,639
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.