Political News

Louisiana gets $10M grant to improve preschool programs

Posted November 30

— Louisiana is getting just over $10 million from the federal government to improve preschool programs for children from low-income families.

U. S. Department of Education and Health and Human Services said in a news release Wednesday Louisiana is one of 18 that will divide $247 million.

The grant marks the second year that Louisiana has gotten the assistance.

The initial grant allowed the state to enroll 340 at-risk children in pre-school classes.

At-risk children are those from families with incomes at or above 185 percent of the federal poverty level.

Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all