Richland-based MOCA receives more than $1.7 million for Head Start
By: Press Office of U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton
Congressman Ike Skelton
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 23, 2009) — Today, Congressman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will release more than $1.7 million in grant funding to Missouri Ozarks Community Action, Inc., which is headquartered in Richland, for its Head Start program.
“I am so pleased that the Missouri Ozarks Community Action agency will receive grant funding for their Head Start program. For over 40 years, Head Start has worked to ensure pre-school aged children enter into kindergarten prepared to learn, grow, and achieve their dreams. This funding will help the Head Start program continue to fulfill their mission and prepare children for the future,” said Skelton.
Congressman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) serves as Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Congressman Skelton’s website is at http://www.house.gov/skelton.