HARTFORD—U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representatives John Larson (CT-1), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) and Jahana Hayes (CT-5) announced $13,485,100 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Head Start programs in the Greater Hartford and New Britain area.

This federal funding will help grow Head Start early education programs, helping hundreds of our youngest learners thrive during these critical early years,” said Murphy, Blumenthal, Larson, DeLauro and Hayes. “We know that kids who participate in Head Start are served by that experience for decades to come – helping them to succeed in school and into adulthood. We’re proud to advocate for increased funding for these programs so they can continue to support Connecticut families for years to come.”

The breakdown of funding is below:

Human Resources Agency of New Britain, Inc., New Britain

  • $2,762,972 for Head Start & Early Head Start Projects
  • $2,161,744 for Bristol Early Head Start & Head Start Projects

Capitol Region Education Council (CREC), Hartford

  • $9,161,612 for Head Start & Early Head Start Projects


Rep. Jahana Hayes has been a public-school teacher in Connecticut for more than 15 years and was recognized in 2016 as the National Teacher of the Year.

Currently serving her first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Hayes sits on the Committees on Education & Labor and Agriculture and proudly represents Connecticut’s 5th District.