FY23 Appropriations Letter (Clark)
Rep. Katherine M. Clark (D-MA-5) encouraged House Committee on Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education to prioritize increased funding for Head Start. The increase in funding will support a realistic cost-of living adjustment, improved workforce compensation, add quality improvement funds (QIF) which can be used to make facility improvements and enhancements to classroom environments, and expand the Tribal Colleges and Universities-Head Start Partnership Program. In addition, this request includes funding for Early Head Start expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships.
In total, 172 members of Congress, from both sides of the aisle, signed their support to increase the funding for America’s at-risk children and families by urging robust funding for Head Start and Early Head Start in fiscal year 2023 (FY23).