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Rep. Valadao Announces HHS Grant to KCAO

Funding to Support Head Start and Early Head Start Programs

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Washignton, March 27, 2017 | Anna R. Vetter ((202) 815-1685) | comments
U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) announced the Kings Community Action Organization (KCAO) as the recipient of grant funding to benefit their Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.
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HANFORD - Today, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) announced the Kings Community Action Organization (KCAO) as the recipient of grant funding to benefit their Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.

The grant, totaling $2,485,960 is administered by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Head Start grants are awarded directly to public or private non-profit organizations, such as the Kings Community Action Organization KCAO, who wish to compete for available funds.

Following the notification from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Representative David G. Valadao stated, “Head Start and Early Head Start programs are a staple to many Central Valley families. These programs greatly help children transition from preschool to elementary school by preparing them to successfully engage with their peers and learn fundamental skills." He continued, "I am thrilled to announce this additional funding will be used to ensure these critical services, including education, nutrition, and wellness programs, will continue to be available to those most in need."

The federal funds, which are administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will be used to provide comprehensive early childhood development services to children from low-income families.

For more information on Head Start and Early Head Start programs provided by Kings Community Action Organization, please visit their website.

Congressman David G. Valadao represents the 21st Congressional District, which includes Kings County and portions of Fresno, Tulare, and Kern Counties.
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