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May 31, 2019

Central Montana Head Start to Receive more than $1 Million Thanks to Tester’s Efforts

$1,103,610 grant will help provide children in Fergus, Musselshell & Wheatland Counties with education, nutrition, and family services

(Big Sandy, Mont.) - U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced more than $1.1 million for Head Start child development and early education programs in Central Montana.

The $1,103,610 grant will enable Central Montana Head Start to continue providing education, health, and nutrition services to children and families across Fergus, Musselshell, and Wheatland Counties.

"Head Start provides our kids with the educational, physical, and emotional support they need to thrive," Tester said. "This is an investment in our next generation and an investment in families across Montana's frontier counties."

The funding comes from the Administration for Children & Families, which oversees Head Start, Early Head Start, and Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Programs across Montana. These programs provide educational, nutritional, and social services to both children and families in an effort to help the next generation hit the ground running in kindergarten and beyond.

As a former teacher and school board member, Tester has been a champion for Head Start programs. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, he fought to secure more than $10 billion for Head Start this year.

He also recently announced four other grants for Montana Head Start programs:


Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.


Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768


Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647


Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586


Capital One Center
208 N Montana Avenue, Suite 202
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462


8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974


130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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