Proposed Overhaul of Head Start Could Affect Thousands of Children in Los Angeles

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The Special Investigations Division of the House Committee on Government Reform investigated proposed legislative changes to the Head Start program which currently serves over 900,000 children across nearly 2,600 local programs. A pending House vote considers legislation enabling some states to convert Head Start into a "block grant," potentially receiving federal funds with minimal accountability and service requirements, potentially jeopardizing the program. This report assesses the potential impact of such changes on the 33,287 children benefiting from Head Start services in the Los Angeles region, emphasizing the risk of reducing or eliminating essential comprehensive services.
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