Texas Border Business
Congressman Cuellar announced $12,551,420 in federal funding for the Webb County Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.
The funds will provide comprehensive, high-quality early education and family support services to a total of 1,362 children from birth through the age of five. This includes:
- Dental and vision services;
- Mental health resources;
- Family and community strengthening; and,
- Services for children with disabilities.
Since 2019, Webb County’s Head Start and Early Head Start Programs have received over $56 million.
Our children are our nation’s greatest investment. Research has shown that children who participate in Head Start and Early Head Start Programs experience significant gains in cognitive and social-emotional development, especially for families whose access to quality early education is limited. The congressman is committed to giving every child in our community the opportunity to succeed. Congressman Cuellar would like to thank to Aliza Oliveros, Webb County Head Start Director, and the Webb County Commissioners for working with me to secure these funds for our children.