Sign-On: Prioritizing Additional FY23 Funding for Head Start

This sign-on letter brings together 20 US Senators urging the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations to prioritize additional funding for Head Start in Fiscal Year 23. The increase in funding will support a realistic cost-of-living adjustment, higher workforce compensation, facility improvements and enhancements, and expansion of 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.

Two Senators supporting this letter, Luján and Warnock, are proud alumni of Head Start and can attest to the provision of education, health, and nutrition services provided to the most vulnerable children. However, funding as it stands is not enough. This letter articulates the reasonings why these alumni and advocates are urging the increase of investment in Head Start.

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