Wyden, Merkley Announce $5.4 Million American Rescue Plan Investment in Head Start for Oregon

Wyden, Merkley Announce $5.4 Million American Rescue Plan Investment in Head Start for Oregon

Funds will support Head Start programs in Clackamas, Columbia, Coos, Deschutes, Douglas, Harney, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Multnomah, Polk, Umatilla, Union, Wasco, Washington and Yamhill Counties to build back toward full in-person services this fall

Washington, D.C. U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley today announced $5.4 million in Head Start funding going to Oregon from the American Rescue Plan.

Head Start programs give low-income kids in Oregon and nationwide a leg up, preparing them to excel in school,” Wyden said. “It’s critical to get the Head Start programs of our state back in person as quickly and safely as possible to make sure Oregon’s youngsters don’t fall behind. This funding from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, which I fought to pass through Congress earlier this year, will help do just that.”

“Every Oregonian deserves a high-quality education; investing early in our children’s health and learning is critical to ensuring their success,” Merkley said. “This funding from the American Rescue Plan will help to provide a strong foundation for students of all backgrounds to thrive, especially after the challenges of schooling through the coronavirus pandemic. I will continue to fight for programs like Head Start that equip Oregon students with the tools they need to reach their full potential.”

The full breakdown of the Head Start American Rescue Plan funding for Oregon is included below:

Community Action Organization

$478,600

Head Start of Yamhill County

$206,995

Klamath Family Head Start

$171,100

Umatilla Morrow Head Start, Inc.

$466,635

Eastern Oregon University

$125,633

Harney Education Services District

$23,930

NeighborImpact

$150,759

Malheur County Child Development Center

$142,384

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon

$177,082

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

$47,860

Mt. Hood Community College

$609,019

Portland Public Schools

$355,361

Albina Head Start

$607,822

United Community Action Network

$204,602

Head Start of Lane County

$573,124

Oregon Coast Community Action

$234,514

Coquille Indian Tribe

$23,930

Family Building Blocks

$83,755

Community Services Consortium

$122,043

Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency, Inc

$513,299

Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Indians, The

$90,934

This funding is a part of Head Start Forward, a campaign from the Biden administration to help Head Start programs nation-wide move safely towards in-person operations.

A web version of this release is available here.

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