Tri-Valley Opportunity Council Receives Five Year Head Start Grants

After a national competition and 18 months of waiting, local Community Action Agency receives a Notice of Award from federal funding source [Office of Head Start]

Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received two federal grant awards for Head Start and Early Head Start in Northwestern Minnesota and for the states of Minnesota and North Dakota for Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and Early Head Start.  The annual awards will serve over 1,000 children and their families for the next five years. “The Notices of Award were received in early July of 2013.  This has been a long time in coming,” notes Dennis P. DeMers, CEO of Tri-Valley.

“With these five year grant notifications our Head Start and Early Head Start programs can be forward focused,” shares DeMers.  “Our clients and our communities deserve nothing less than to be looking to the future, and this award allows for that,” he adds.

Tri-Valley provides local Head Start and Early Head Start services in West Polk, West Marshall, and Norman counties in northwestern Minnesota and in multiple sites throughout Minnesota and North Dakota for migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families.