A $3.2 million grant has been allocated to provide comprehensive early childhood and preschool services in five south Arkansas counties.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services money will go to Families and Children Together Inc., which provides Head Start services to children in Calhoun, Columbia, Dallas, Ouachita and Union counties, according to a statement by Republican U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton and Rep. Bruce Westerman of Arkansas.
“This investment in education will provide South Arkansas children with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom,” Boozman said. “Fostering education at an early age is important to promoting an interest in lifelong learning and helping these young minds prepare for the future.”