Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Project NOW an additional $1.6 million in federal funding for Head Start programs. Project NOW is a Community Action Agency serving Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties in Illinois. Bustos announced an initial $1.6 million in funds for the organization in February 2022.

“For more than 50 years, Project NOW has been working to improve living standards for low-income families and seniors in our community – and their Head Start program is an essential service for our local children,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “I’m thrilled to announce that the Department of Health and Human Services has increased its investment in this vital organization to more than $3.6 million. These funds will sustain Project NOW as they prepare our youngest students in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties for the future.”

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Another $1.6 Million in Federal Funding for Head Start Programs at Project NOW

Cheri Bustos of Moline is in her 4th term as Congresswoman for Illinois’ 17th District.

Project NOW helps low-income families and seniors meet their basic needs and improve their standard of living. They assist by providing services such as employment training and placement, financial management, temporary shelter and early learning programs for America’s most vulnerable young children.

Congresswoman Bustos is a member of the powerful House Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees the Department of Health and Human Services, which issued the grant.

 

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Another $1.6 Million in Federal Funding for Head Start Programs at Project NOW
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Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Another $1.6 Million in Federal Funding for Head Start Programs at Project NOW

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