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April 14th, 2014
Grijalva Congratulates Western Arizona Council of Governments on $4.75 Million Head Start Grant to Help Children in Western Arizona

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva today congratulated the Western Arizona Council of Governments (WACOG) on receiving a new $4.75 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to implement Head Start around Western Arizona. A comprehensive list of Head Start locations affected by the new funds, along with the number of Head Start students at each location, is available at

The grant is projected to help 930 Head Start children. WACOG coordinates activities in Yuma, La Paz and Mohave counties.

“Helping meet the needs of students in Yuma County is a federal, state and local responsibility, and Head Start is an important part of the equation,” Grijalva said. “Young children benefit from the rare combination of health, education and social services Head Start provides, and as long as there’s a demand for these types of assistance, we should be ready at every level of government to help provide them. I congratulate the Council on a successful application and look forward to seeing students’ lives improved in Yuma County and beyond.”

For more information, contact Brian Babiars at WACOG at (928) 782-1886 or

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