Tester Secures More Than $2.2 Million for Head Start Programs in Northwest Montana

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

U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced he has secured $2,293,129 for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funding to support Northwest 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, Northwest Montana Head Start has provided critical services for folks in the Flathead 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 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.”

Northwest 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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