Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Cartwright Announces $4 million HHS Funds for Luzerne County Head Start

Jan 20, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a grant of $4,001,733 to Luzerne County Head Start, Inc.

The award allows the program to serve and support 817 Head Start and 211 Early Head Start children.

“Luzerne County Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide children in Northeastern Pennsylvania access to a wide range of high-quality educational services. These federal funds are an investment in both our community and our children,” said Cartwright. “As a proud proponent of Head Start, I believe it provides a strong educational foundation and is vital in strengthening our nation’s economy.” 

Head Start is a national program created in 1965 to address the educational and developmental needs of low-income, pre-school children. Head Start’s comprehensive service system provides social, nutritional, and educational services to nearly one million children and their families across the United States.