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Larsen announces $850,000 grant for early childhood education for Tulalip Tribes

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, announced on Friday, July 13, an $850,551 Early Head Start program grant for the Tulalip Tribes.

The Department of Health and Human Services grant will provide comprehensive health, nutrition and education services for infants, toddlers, pregnant women and their families with incomes below the federal poverty level.

"Every child born here should have the same opportunity to succeed," Larsen said. "This Early Head Start grant will help low-income families in the Tulalip Tribes make sure their young children have the health care, education and nutrition they need to prosper in school. Studies show that the earlier children receive this support, the better they will do in the future."

"The happiness and success of our children is at the heart of everything we do here at the Tulalip Tribes," Tulalip Tribal Chair Mel Sheldon Jr. said. "This grant is going to allow us to make a difference for those Tribal members most at risk of falling behind in their education."

For more information on Head Start programs, log onto http://transition.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohs.

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