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Congresswoman welcomes $5.35 million for American Samoa’s Head Start program

Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata welcomes the official notice of $5.35 million for American Samoa’s Head Start program, a significant grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Congress established Head Start and appropriates funds annually for the program to help children succeed in school and life, focused on children under five years old and their early reading and math skills.

This federal funding for Head Start is distributed through the Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

The continuous support helps the American Samoa Department of Education (ASDOE) cultivate programs for K-12 education and assist lower-income communities.

The Head Start program is designed to help children start well to improve their educational journey with that necessary learning momentum early.

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