Michigan Head Start Programs Awarded $12.7 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded more than $12.7 million in funding to Michigan Head Start programs across the state through the American Rescue Plan.

The funding will assist in getting programs back to fully operational, in-person services this fall as well as support vaccination of Head Start staff and families.

“After facing significant challenges caused by the pandemic, this American Rescue Plan funding for Head Start programs across our state will make critical investments for Michigan children in these early childhood education programs,” said Senator Gary Peters. “With this funding, Michigan Head Start programs can continue working to provide comprehensive services, while making quality, early childhood education more accessible for Michigan families.”

“Head Start programs provide nutritious meals, health services and quality early childhood education which makes all the difference in helping our children succeed. This is a great example of how the American Rescue Plan prioritized working families and is helping them succeed,” added Senator Debbie Stabenow.

A list of grant recipients in Michigan can be found below:

Adrian Public Schools $390,059
Alger Marquette Community Action Board $375,701
Allegan County Resource Development Committee, Inc. $475,011
Baraga-Houghton-Keweenaw Child Development Board, Inc. $455,867
Blue Water Community Action $332,627
Carman Ainsworth Community Schools $89,738
Chippewa Luce Mackinac Community Action Agency, Inc. $358,950
Community Action Agency $932,074
Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District $293,143
Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative $105,292
Genesee County $1,032,580
Genesee Intermediate School District $1,885,684
Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency $137,598
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians $99,310
Human Development Commission, Inc. $183,065
Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency $713,114
Livingston Educational Service Agency $208,191
Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency $387,666
Metropolitan Children and Youth, Inc. Renaissance $342,199
Mid Michigan Community Action Agency, Inc. $239,300
Monroe County Intermediate School District $376,898
Muskegon Area Intermediate School District $903,358
New St. Paul Head Start Agency, Inc. $921,305
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians $147,170
Southfield Public School District $172,296
St. Joseph County Intermediate School District $95,720
Tri-County Council for Child Development, Inc. $1,086,422

More information about how American Rescue Plan funding is aiding Head Start programs across the country can be found here.