Curbelo Welcomes HHS Grant for Monroe County ‘Head Start’ Program
Today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) welcomed a $1.3 million U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant for the Monroe County School District 'Head Start' Program. The program promotes an inclusive learning environment that supports language and literacy; cognition and general knowledge; physical development and health; social and emotional development; and teaches students various approaches to learning.
“Head Start is an essential program for families to ensure their child has the resources they need to succeed,” Curbelo said. “These programs represent our nation’s commitment to building strong families, fostering stable communities, and breaking the cycle of poverty that limits many children.”
In April, Curbelo co-signed a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education advocating for increased funding for ‘Head Start’ programs. Funding for this grant was made available in H.R. 244, “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017,” legislation supported by Curbelo.