Debbie Mucarsel-Powell: $2.4 Million Head Start Grant Headed to South Florida Community Center

This week, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is sending almost $2.4 million to Le Jardin Community Center.

“Le Jardin Community Center provides low-income children and families of diverse backgrounds opportunities to learn, develop, and increase their likelihood of success in the future,” the congresswoman’s office noted about the $2,387,473 HHS grant.

“I have seen firsthand the impact Le Jardin has on our community, and I could not be prouder to continue to bring funding for their important work for South Florida,” said Mucarsel-Powell on Wednesday.

“Head Start programs have been critical in putting children across our district on a path to success through education, nutrition programs, and access to mental health resources,” she added. “I look forward to seeing these funds boost those efforts and ensure Le Jardin can continue its critical work with our students through this crisis.”

Mucarsel-Powell represents a swing district containing all of Monroe County and parts of Miami Dade County. She ranks as one of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents in the nation as she faces Miami Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez who won the Republican primary.

 

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

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