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

education elementary school playground Honolulu Hawaii
Sophia McCullough
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HPR

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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