- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A Rapid City organization will receive a nearly $900,000 annual federal grant to provide care for young children.

The Health and Human Services the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grant went to Youth & Family Services Inc.

The federal agency says it should allow another 56 children every year to have access to Early Head Start.

HHS’ Administration for Children and Families says it developed the grants to encourage collaboration between new or existing Early Head Start grantees and child care providers.

Infants and toddlers in the new program will receive caregiving to promote their physical, cognitive, social and emotional development.

The Early Head Start program requires significant support from the community, including matching funds.

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