BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families Office of Head Start awarded a $3,107,060Head Start Indian grant to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in Belcourt. 

American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Head Start and Early Head Start programs promote school readiness for children of AIAN heritage by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Head Start programs also offer traditional language and cultural practices to provide high-quality services to young children and their families based on the needs of the local communities.