Head Start programs to receive boost from federal funding

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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Head Start programs in the region have been awarded $11 million in federal funding.

Programs in Aroostook, Penobscot, and Kennebec counties will share in the money.

Aroostook County Action Program, Penquis C.A.P. and Southern Kennebec Child Development Corporation will benefit.

Head Start programs promote school readiness and provide services to eligible four-and-five-year-old preschoolers and their families.