TUCSON— Today, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva announced $11.9 million in funding for local Head Start programs. The grant funding was secured through the American Rescue Plan that was signed into law in March without garnering a single Republican vote.
“For decades, Head Start has played an important role in preparing Arizona’s kids for long-term success in the classroom and beyond,” said Rep. Grijalva. “Thanks to Democrats in Congress, funding is on the way to states like Arizona, so Head Start programs will have more resources to continue serving our families and children. Our economic recovery from the pandemic must be based in strong investments in working families.”
The following entities will receive grant funding from the American Rescue Plan:
- Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona: $86,148
- Cocopah Indian Tribe: $23,930
- Tohono O’odham Nation: $257,248
- Catholic Charities Community Services, Inc.: $1,054,117
- Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.: $134,008
- Child Parent Centers, Inc.: $3,447,117
- City of Phoenix: $4,129,122
- Maricopa County Human Services: $1,489,643
- Western Arizona Council of Governments: $1,280,255
Funding for Head Start comes in addition to the $968,573,468 the State of Arizona received to help safely reopen childcare providers, keep workers on the payroll, and lower childcare costs for working families.