Tester Delivers for Eastern Montana Head Start

$1 Million Grant will help fund Classrooms in Malta, Glendive, Miles City & Glasgow

(U.S. Senate) – As part of his ongoing support for early childhood education, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced $1.1 million in funding for Eastern Montana’s Head Start program.

“Head Start ensures children across Montana have the educational, physical, and emotional support they need to thrive,” said Tester, a former teacher and School Board member. “These resources will help pave the way for Montana’s next generation and support strong families across Eastern Montana.”

The funding, which comes from the Administration for Children & Families, will help fund Action for Eastern Montana’s Head Start program this year. The program serves around 150 children from Malta, Glendive, Miles City, Glasgow and the surrounding communities each year.

“We’re thankful for Senator Tester’s relentless support of Head Start and our mission of getting kids ready to learn,” said Action for Eastern Montana CEO Clint Wynee. “This grant will make sure Action for Eastern Montana can continue providing kids and families with the education and resources they need to be successful.”

Tester has been an ardent supporter of Head Start, which provides educational, nutritional, and social services to help children hit the ground running in kindergarten and beyond. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Tester worked with Republicans and Democrats to secure more than $10 billion for the program this year. He also recently announced $2.8 million for Head Start in Missoula and $2.2 million for Helena-area Head Start programs.

Read more about Tester’s efforts to invest in early childhood education HERE.