ROCK ISLAND, IL – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced a $2,249,880 federal grant for West Central Community Services which provides Head Start educational support to children in Henderson, Knox and Warren counties. Head Start promotes the school readiness for young children from low-income families from birth to age five by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development. The grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
“Every child deserves the opportunity to succeed which is why I’m so proud to announce more than $2 million in federal funding to help our children grow, learn and reach their full potential,” said Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. “Early childhood education is critically important in the development of young minds and Head Start is a proven way to make sure all of our children can get the support they need. These dollars will go a long way to help ensure that Henderson, Knox and Warren counties continue to be great places to raise a family.”