WASHINGTON, D.C. (NMB) – U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced on Friday that he has secured more than $1 million for Head Start programs on the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. Tester’s office says this will fund initiatives that prepare children for the classroom, including education programs, nutrition and health care screenings, and afterschool activities.
In a statement, Tester said, “Our next generation deserves to be put on the right path to success. Head Start gives students and families the tools and resources they need to thrive, and this grant will help make sure more children at Rocky Boy enter the classroom healthy and ready to learn.”
This comes two months after Tester secured a more than $1 million grant for the Havre Head Start program. The money for these funds comes from the Administration for Children and Families, which oversees head start programs.