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.