Maui Family Support Services to Receive $1.3M
US Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) announced that the US Department of Health and Human Services will award $2,725,121 to organizations in Hawai‘i to support their Early Head Start programs.
The program seeks to provide support services to low-income families with infants and toddlers, as well as promote early childhood development, health, and school readiness. Officials announced that Maui Family Support Services will receive $1,317,440 and Parents and Children Together on O‘ahu will receive $1,407,681.
The Early Head Start program is operated by non-profit organizations across the country.
“As research continues to demonstrate how important early childhood development programs are to a child’s successful and healthy future, it is our responsibility to ensure that every child in Hawai‘i is given every opportunity to thrive,” said Senator Schatz. “This funding will help kids across our state begin their academic journeys on the best possible foot.”