The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is awarding a grant worth nearly three million dollars to Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation for its Head Start programs.
Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation is a private and non-profit organization that serves low-income families in northeast Iowa, including Clayton and Fayette counties.
Earlier this month, Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer visited the Head Start center in Oelwein, where she read to students and spoke with staff about the importance of the program.
Congresswoman Finkenauer says “we need to make sure every child has the chance to start their education on the right foot”. She says she’s happy to see so many Head Start programs making a positive impact and says this grant will only help that impact continue.