Rep. Costa Announces $95,238 Grant for Kings Community Action Organization

Jul 24, 2009
Press Release
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WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) announced that a grant of $95,238 has been awarded to Kings Community Action Organization in Hanford, CA for Head Start and Early Head Start Program.  These funds are being awarded through the Department of Health and Human Services Head Start program title, which were provided in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. 

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“Head Start is a vital part of early education for our young people,” said Costa.  “These funds ensure that another group of children will be prepared for kindergarten next fall, and will provide families with health and support services as well.”

The Kings Community Action Organization has been operating in Kings County for 44 years.

Head Start provides comprehensive early childhood education and development services to low-income preschool children on a part- or full-day basis.  Under current law, Head Start funds are provided directly by HHS to local grantees, which must comply with detailed federal performance standards.