Gardner Welcomes $4.8 Million in Grant Funding for Head Start in Colorado

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $4,846,251 to the Colorado Early Education Network as a part of the Head Start program to help ensure access to early education and other services for low-income children in Colorado during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“I’m pleased that Colorado will receive this funding from HHS, which will help ensure children and families in Colorado receive the education and support they need,” said Senator Gardner. “Congress provided $750 million for Head Start in the CARES Act to help make sure children can continue to receive a quality education, including early learning needs and other family-engagement services, during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

You can read more about Senator Gardner’s actions to protect Coloradans from COVID-19 here.


Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.