Bustos Announces $1.3 Million in Funding for Head Start in East Dubuque and Freeport

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced a $1,304,469 grant for the Northwestern Illinois Community Action Agency to operate their Head Start program. 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 […]

Bustos Announces Nearly $2.4 Million in Funding for Head Start in the Rock Island-Milan School District

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced a $2,394,899 grant for the Head Start program in the Rock Island-Milan school district. Head Start promotes the school readiness of 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 […]

Year-Round Pell Grant Eligibility for Students that Bustos & Loebsack Fought for Included in Today’s Omnibus Legislation

Bustos & Loebsack introduced bipartisan legislation in March that would allow students to receive Pell grant assistance year-round, including summer semesters  WASHINGTON– Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and Congressman Dave Loebsack today announced that the fiscal year 2017 Omnibus Bill, which is expected to be passed in the House today, provides year-round Pell Grant eligibility which was […]

Bustos Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Access to Pell Grants for Students

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Dave Loebsack (IA-2)  introduced the Flexible Pell Grant for 21st Century Students Act, a bipartisan bill that will allow students to use their Pell Grant awards year-round. Joining Reps. Bustos and Loebsack to introduce this bipartisan legislation are Republican Representatives Elise Stefanik (NY-21) and Carlos Curbelo (FL-26). […]

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