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$456,000 grant for Head Start in area
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WASHINGTON — Congressman Jack Kingston, R-Ga., announced recently that the Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority has been named as the recipient of a discretionary grant from the Department of Health and Human Services. The grant comes from additional funding for 2009 Head Start quality improvement.
“I would like to congratulate Ms. Ferguson and her staff for acquiring this additional funding for this very worthwhile organization that services so many people in need across Coastal Georgia,” Kingston said. “From delivering meals to seniors to providing shelter during emergency situations to food distribution and much more, the authority offers many services that are crucial to citizens of all ages.”
The grant is for $456,000 and will be used to supplement staff salaries and base pay rates for teachers, specifically for the Head Start program.  The program, designed for preschoolers, provides children with activities that help them grow mentally, socially, emotionally and physically.
“We are excited to receive this funding to continue our Head Start program,” said Rosemary Ferguson, director of the Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority. “This funding will allow us to supplement our teacher’s salaries.”
The CGACAA sponsors the Head Start program in nine coastal counties, Bryan, Camden, Evans, Glynn, Liberty, Long, Tattnall and Wayne. The program provides children with free medical and dental care as well as meals and snacks.  The center is licensed by the Department of Human Resources.
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