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Aug 2, 2019

Tester Announces More Than $1 Million for Great Falls Area Head Start

$1,096,128 grant will support Early Head Start program in Great Falls region

As part of his ongoing support for early childhood education, U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced $1 million in funding for Great Falls Early Head Start Program, serving kids in the greater Great Falls region.

"Head Start ensures that children across Montana have the educational, physical, and emotional support they need to thrive," said Tester, a former school teacher. "Early childhood development provides students with a leg up and puts them on the path towards success. Head Start has a proven track record of results, and I will keep fighting to ensure that every Montana child has the resources they need to flourish in the classroom."

The $1,096,128 in funding from the Administration for Children & Families was awarded to Opportunities, Inc., an organization that administers Head Start, Early Head Start, and Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Programs. Specifically, Early Head Start programs provide multi-generational social services—everything from GED prep for parents to establishing bedtime routines for kids—that are individually tailored to families in the program.

Tester has been an ardent supporter of early childhood education programs. Through his role on the Senate Appropriations Committee, he has secured grants for Head Start and Early Head Start in Eastern Montana, Ravalli County, Central Montana, Bozeman, Butte, Billings, and Helena this year.

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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