Senators Collins and King announce nearly…

Washington D.C.- US Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that Midcoast Maine Community Action has received a total of $1,566,111 for its Head Start and Early Head Start programs. This funding was provided through the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Head Start Office for Children and Families.

“The Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Maine provide invaluable resources to young children and their families, helping them develop new skills and create educational opportunities,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement. “Midcoast Maine Community Action works tirelessly to make our state stronger, and we are grateful for this continued federal investment in Maine’s future.”

Coastal Maine Community Action will use this funding to provide free, high-quality early childhood education to income-qualified families in Cumberland, Sagadahoc and Lincoln counties.

Head Start was established in 1965 to promote school readiness and provide a full range of health, nutrition and social services to eligible preschool children aged four and five and their families. Early Head Start services are available for eligible children ages zero to three and pregnant women. Head Start services include early learning, health and family wellness.

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