Sens. Menendez, Booker Announce Over $7 Million for Bergen County Head Start Program

Sens. Menendez, Booker Announce Over $7 Million for Bergen County Head Start Program

NEWARK, NJ - U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) today announced that the Bergen County Community Action Partnership will receive a grant awardof $7,220,455 to strengthen its early childhood program. The award was granted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

"Early education programs like Head Start are the best way we can ensure children from low income families enter school ready to learn and succeed." said Sen. Menendez. "I'm so pleased that with this funding, more young children in Bergen County will have the early learning services they need to become leaders of tomorrow."

"One of the best ways we can prepare our children for future success is access to quality early education programs," said Sen. Booker. "This Head Start funding will support low-income children in Bergen County and increase their odds to meet their full potential. Investing in our young people is essential if America wishes to produce high-quality talent and remain competitive in the global economy."

The Bergen County Community Action Partnership is a non-profit organization that serves as Bergen County's federally designated anti-poverty agency. Its mission is to change lives and break the cycle of poverty through education, economic opportunities, healthcare, housing, and human services.

The investment is expected to increase the number of families whose children are supported by the Head Start program, allow the partnership to further cater to each child's needs, and to further diversify current programs.

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