Millions of dollars heading to Southern Illinois Head Start programs

$6 million in head start funding coming to Illinois
Updated: Jul. 12, 2018 at 12:29 PM CDT
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SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (KFVS) - According to Illinois U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin a total of $5,818,926 in federal funding will be heading to Southern Illinois access Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

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The funding reportedly comes through a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) call the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

The Head Start programs at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale will receive $3,400,382 in funding.

The Head Start and Early Head Start programs at Wabash Area Development, Inc. in Enfield will receive $2,418,544 in funding.

The programs at SIUC serves 336 children and their families in Jackson and Williamson Counties.

The Wabash Area Development, Inc. Community Action Partnership serves families in Edwards, Gallatin, Hamilton, Saline, Wabash, Wayne and White counties.

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