DeLauro Announces $6.5 Million Grant for Head Start in New Haven
Funding Will Enable Program to Continue In Its Birthplace
WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) announced today that New Haven Public Schools have received a $6,507,031 federal grant to continue Head Start and Early Head Start for the city’s children. DeLauro is the senior Democrat on the subcommittee responsible for funding the Department of Health and Human Services, which awarded today’s grant.
“This award is great news not just for the children who will continue to attend Head Start and Early Head Start, but the entire city, which benefits when our kids have early educational opportunities,” DeLauro said. “Study upon study has shown that Head Start and Early Head Start give children the tools they need to succeed in our education system. The foundation Head Start provides is essential.”
“We are delighted to have been selected to receive the new Head Start grant. This funding will enable us to continue our long tradition of providing comprehensive Head Start services to children and families,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Reginald Mayo. “Quality early childhood education is a top priority in New Haven and this grant will help us in our efforts to close the achievement gap.”