New Jersey’s U.S. Senators announce federal aid for preschool programs

The U.S. Department of Education and Health and Human Services released $17.5 million in federal grants for preschool programs in high-need communities in New Jersey.

According to an announcement Friday by U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez, they’re going to 19 different communities, including the following:

Atlantic County: Absecon, Atlantic City, Egg Harbor, Galloway, Hamilton Township

Burlington County: Mount Holly

Camden County: Bellmawr, Lindenwold

Cape May County: Middle Township

Cumberland County: Upper Deerfield Township

Gloucester County: Clayton, Paulsboro

The announcement quotes Booker as saying: “The funding announced today will provide access to quality preschool programs for thousands of New Jersey children. Investment in early education is critical to opening the doors of opportunity to our youth, and to preparing the next generation of American workers to succeed in an increasingly competitive global economy.”

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This post is part of our South Jersey Politics Blog.

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