Congressman James E. Clyburn

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June 25, 2021

(Columbia, SC) – Today, Congressman James E. Clyburn announced that South Carolina Head Start programs will receive more than $17 million in federal funding. These funds were secured as part of the American Rescue Plan, which was passed by Congressional Democrats without any Republican support to provide relief from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation was signed into law by President Biden in March.

“As we begin to recover from this pandemic and parents start to return to work, it is essential that our children have the necessary childcare, education and nutrition services to ensure their success,” said Congressman Clyburn. “This significant investment will help low income and rural communities across South Carolina and will allow Head Start to continue the great work they have done for the past 56 years.”

Below is a list of funds allocated for Head Start programs across South Carolina:

Grantee ARP Amount Congressional District Served
Berkeley County School District $738,241 SC01 SC06
Beaufort Jasper Economic Opportunity Commission, Inc. $668,844 SC01 SC06
Carolina Community Actions, Inc. $838,747 SC05
Vital Connections of the Midlands, Inc. $95,720 SC06
GLEAMNS Human Resources Commission, Inc. $1,914,400 SC02 SC03 SC05 SC06
Lancaster County School District $242,890 SC05
Waccamaw Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. $769,350 SC06 SC07
Richland County First Steps $178,279 SC02 SC06
Piedmont Community Action, Inc. $835,157 SC04 SC05
Aiken County Public School District $459,456 SC02
Pee Dee Community Action Partnership $1,036,169 SC06 SC07
Charleston County First Steps $114,864 SC01 SC06
Wateree Community Actions, Inc. $1,117,531 SC05 SC06
South Carolina Association of Community Action Partnerships $303,911 SC01 SC02 SC03 SC05 SC06 SC07
Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources, Inc. $1,599,721 SC03 SC04
Charleston County School District (Inc) $1,197,697 SC01 SC06
East Coast Migrant Head Start Project $3,155,171 SC 05 SC06
Lancaster County First Steps to School Readiness Partnership $86,148 SC05
Orangeburg-Calhoun-Allendale-Bamberg Community Action Agency Inc. $823,192 SC02 SC06
Chesterfield-Marlboro Counties Economic Opportunity Council $561,159 SC07
Low Country Community Action Agency, Inc. $339,806 SC06
First Steps of Spartanburg County $239,300 SC04
ISWA Development Corporation $134,008 SC05
TOTAL $17,449,761  

The funding for Head Start comes in addition to the $708,998,741 in the American Rescue Plan to help South Carolina childcare providers reopen safely, keep workers on payroll, and lower childcare costs for hardworking families.