WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded nine organizations in Maine a total of $689,821 for their Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.
Head Start was established in 1965 to promote school readiness and provide a comprehensive array of health, nutritional, and social services to eligible four- and five-year-old preschoolers and their families.
Early Head Start services are available for eligible children age zero to three and pregnant women. Head Start services include early learning, health, and family well-being.
The funding will be allocated as follows:
York County Community Action will receive $66,815
Community Concepts will receive $124,601
Midcoast Maine Community Action will receive $67,417
Downeast Community Partners will receive $48,456
Androscoggin Head Start and Child Care will receive $73,737
Penquis Community Action Agency will receive $110,456
Waldo Community Action Partners will receive $42,738
Aroostook County Action Program will receive $71,330
Southern Kennebec Child Development Corporation will receive $84,271