Heitkamp: Grand Forks Head Start to receive $2.5 million
Nearly $2.5 million in federal funds will now support Head Start programs in Grand Forks, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's office said today.
The grant will further the current program and help support 24 additional children it expects this year, her office said. Last year, 333 children participated.
"It's because of affordable programs like Head Start that we can make sure all kids get the education they deserve starting at a young age," she said in a news release. "And these programs result in much higher rates of return than at any other time in a child's life."