Tester Secures More Than $1.4 Million for Head Start Programs in Central Montana

Funding will expand child care resources and access to early childhood education

U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced he has secured $1,433,332 for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funding to support Central Montana Head Start that will expand access to early education, child care, health and nutritional services, and disabilities resources.

As a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Tester secured these funds through the 2024 government funding bill.

“For years, Central Montana Head Start has provided critical services for folks in their community that set kids up for success every step of the way – and as we face a child care shortage in Montana, these services are more important than ever,” said Tester. “I’m proud to have secured these funds to ensure hard-working parents have access to quality, affordable child care, and I’ll keep working to ensure the next generation of leaders have all the tools they need to succeed.”

Central Montana Head Start currently works to increase child care opportunities for infants, toddlers and their families by providing education, health, and nutritional services.

A full list of Montana provisions Tester secured in appropriations can be found HERE.


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