BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded North Dakota State University (NDSU) $1,437,570 for aging research. HHS also awarded $450,551 in Head Start and Early Head Start program funds to the following recipients:

  • $108,650 to Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency,
  • $99,320 to Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians,
  • $61,398 to TGU School District #60,
  • $57,184 to Community Action Partnership, Inc.,
  • $47,553 to Cankdeska Cikana Community College,
  • $40,932 to Community Action Region VI, and
  • $35,514 to Housing, Industry, Training, Inc.

Head Start and Early Head Start programs promote school readiness for young children and toddlers from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development as well as early learning, health, and family well-being.