MACON, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a $7.14 million grant to the Macon-Bibb County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. to support Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Georgia. Head Start programs promote quality school readiness for children from birth to five years old who come from low income families through education, health, social and other services.
“I am very pleased with the generous Head Start grant awarded to the Macon-Bibb County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.,” said Congressman Bishop. “A strong learning foundation is vital for the future success of our nation’s children. This grant will help ensure this foundation by providing crucial resources to disadvantaged children and families to combat economic and social barriers throughout the Macon-Bibb county area.”
Founded in 1965, the Head Start program has served 30 million children and families in urban and rural areas across the nation and U.S. territories. The program is administered by HHS’s Office of Head Start within the Administration for Children and Families.