Spanberger Announces More than $4.1 Million in Funding for Culpeper County Head Start Program

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced one federal grant of more than $4.1 million to Culpeper Human Services to help fund their Head Start programs.

“Virginia’s long-term economic success depends on the health, safety, and education outcomes of the next generation of Virginians. I’ve personally had the opportunity to visit Culpeper Head Start, and I’ve seen firsthand the fervent dedication of local Head Start administrators and educators to the wellbeing of Culpeper kids and families. They deserve our strongest support,” said Spanberger. “I’d like to thank HHS for its continued commitment to the Commonwealth’s children and for expanding education opportunities for children during their crucial early years. Head Start has a demonstrated record of improving outcomes for children and families across our communities, and this award positions it for continued success here in Virginia.”

These federal funds are distributed as follows:

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): $4,158,152 to fund Head Start programs in Culpeper County through funding to Culpeper Human Services.

BACKGROUND

Since arriving in the U.S. House, Spanberger has fought to strengthen support for Head Start programs in Central Virginia and across the country. Last month, she reintroduced her bipartisan legislation to allow Head Start programs to receive Federal Work-Study dollars and to give college students additional opportunities to gain experience in the field of early childhood education.

Last year, Spanberger received the “2020 Head Start Pledge Award” from the National Head Start Association for demonstrating a commitment to fulfilling the Head Start pledge to serve children and families in Central Virginia.

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