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Local nonprofit gets over $7M in federal funds for early education programs

Sophia McCullough

The Honolulu Community Action Program will be getting federal funds to support its early education programs.

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz announced Friday the nonprofit is receiving more than $7 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The funds will support HCAP’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs — which support the development, health, and family well-being of low-income children from their infant years to 5-years-old.

According to HCAP, these programs serve more than 1,500 children and their families every year.

In a release, Schatz says the money “will help ensure that more kids on Oʻahu are given opportunities to thrive.”

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