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Foster announces nearly $3.5 million award for Catholic Charities

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville

On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Bill Foster announced that Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet will receive an award from the Department of Health and Human Services for nearly $3.5 million.

The funding will be provided through the HHS Head Start and Early Head Start Office, according to a news release.

“Investing in our future means investing in early childhood education,” said Foster, D-Naperville.

Catholic Charities of Joliet’s Head Start initiatives provide educational opportunities and daycare programs for children up to 5 years old from low-income families. The programs provide activities, medical and dental care, healthy meals and a safe setting for children to play indoors and outdoors.

“These programs give the children of Joliet the access to educational resources necessary early in their lives,” Foster said.

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