Senators Kelly, Sinema: $4.4 Million in Federal Funds Going to Arizona and Tribal Head Start Programs

WASHINGTON – Arizona Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema announced over $4.4 million in Head Start funds for Arizona and tribal communities.

Head Start programs provide services that promote school readiness for infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children from low-income families. Head Start programs support children’s growth in positive learning through different types of services in early learning and development, health, and family well-being. Head Start programs are available at no cost to children ages birth to 5 from low-income families, provide transportation for regular transportation, and families and children experiencing homelessness are also eligible.

“COVID-19 has taken a toll on Arizona’s schoolchildren, who have experienced interruptions and changes to their learning for over a year. This important Head Start funding will help Arizona kids get back to their education and support their families as they get back to work,” said Senator Kelly.

“Today’s Head Start funding will help Arizona’s kids access early education in healthy and safe environments as they grow and develop, setting them up for successful futures and to make up for learning that may have been lost as a result of the pandemic,” said Senator Sinema.

These Head Start funds were made available from December’s coronavirus-relief package that was championed into law by Kelly and Sinema.

Award recipients can be found below:

Award recipients can be found below:


Grantee Name

Award Amount

Pinal-Gila Community Child Services, Inc.



Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.


San Carlos Apache Tribe


Colorado River Indian Tribes



Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona



The Hopi Tribe



White Mountain Apache Tribe



Northern Arizona Council of Governments



Western Arizona Council of Governments


City of Phoenix


Maricopa County Human Services


Child-Parent Centers, Inc.


Child Crisis Arizona


Southwest Human Development


Gila River Indian Community


The Navajo Nation