Hawaii receives federal $1.8M grant for Head Start

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii will be receiving a federal $1.8 million early childhood education grant.

U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa announced the grant Monday from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Head Start programs.

Head Start is a federal school readiness program for children from low-income families.

The grant was awarded to the Honolulu Community Action Program, which has more than 85 Head Start locations on Oahu.

Hanabusa says the Head Start program provides important early learning opportunities for nearly 1 million at-risk children.

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