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May 26, 2021

Tester Secures More Than $2 Million for Northwest Montana Head Start in Kalispell

Funding will provide critical resources for young families, promote early childhood development

U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that Northwest Montana Head Start in Kalispell will receive $2,040,139 in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funding to continue providing Head Start early education opportunities and child care services for families in the Flathead Valley.

“Building Montana’s future starts with supporting our kids from the ground up, and that’s exactly what Head Start has been doing in Northwest Montana for years,” said Tester. “These resources will help ensure that kids and families have the tools they need to succeed and thrive right from the start.”

The funding comes from the Administration for Children and Families, which oversees Head Start programs across Montana. The Northwest Montana Head Start program offers preschool and infant care options for parents who need daycare for their children, information and education resources for young families, and school readiness to make sure Montana kids are prepared for kindergarten.

As a former elementary school teacher and school board member, and as a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Tester has been a longtime champion for Head Start programs in Montana. He recently secured more than $5 million for the Great Falls area Head Start, more than $1 million for Rocky Boy Schools' Head Start program, and more than $1.6 million for the Bozeman Head Start Program.

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


208 North Montana Avenue
Suite 104
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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