Carman-Ainsworth to receive nearly $1.3 million in federal grant money

FLINT TWP. — Carman Ainsworth Community Schools’ Early Head Start program is getting a boost of funding from the federal government in the 2021/2022 school year.

As announced by Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Carman-Ainsworth will be receiving nearly $1.3 million in federal grant money from the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. The $1,295,378 federal grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will support Early Head Start for 75 children and families.

Early Head Start is an early childhood education program that promotes children’s development through services that support education, health and family well-being. Programming is administered by local public, private non-profit and for-profit agencies. The program includes child learning services in reading, math and science; nutritious meals; health and developmental screenings; oral and mental health support; behavioral and special needs services and family services.

“When we invest in our children, we invest in their future,” Kildee said in a press release. “Early Head Start education opportunities give children and their families the resources they need for a brighter future. I am proud to announce this federal grant for Carman- Ainsworth Community Schools, which hosts incredible Early Head Start programs. I am grateful to the teachers, workers and volunteers who support our children every day.”

Carman-Ainsworth’s Early Head Start program provides programming to pregnant women, infants and toddlers and offers home visits, family support, parent-child activities, support for children with special needs and transportation resource information. To learn more about the program and eligibility requirements, call 810-591-7236 or visit carman.k12.mi.us. — B.G.