Sen. Cramer: HHS Awards $4.3 Million in Head Start Funds to North Dakota Tribal Communities

Source: United States Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND)

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded a total of $4,272,883 in Head Start Indian Grants to North Dakota tribal communities. HHS awarded the following:

  • $1,647,772 to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians;
  • $1,218,684 to the Three Affiliated Tribes; and
  • $1,406,427 to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. 

The funds come through the Head Start and Early Head Start programs, which promote school readiness for young children and toddlers from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development as well as early learning, health, and family well-being.