MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Shelby County Board of Education has been awarded an $11 million grant to help fund Head Start projects.
The grant was awarded by the Department of U.S. Health and Humans Services.
More than 3,000 students are enrolled in Head Start which provides health, nutrition, social, and education services to more than 3,000 children in Memphis and Shelby County.
“Today’s funding for Head Start projects is an investment in our children, an investment in our families, and an investment in our future,” said Congressman Steve Cohen. “Because of this important funding, children from low-income families throughout Shelby County will be better prepared to learn when they enter school. We will see countless benefits down the line as today’s children grow into tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, doctors, scientists, and productive members of our society. Head Start is an important program that I am proud to support.”