- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

INDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) - The federal government is providing $3.3 million to Sunflower County to provide care for young children.

The funds will be made available through the Delta Health Alliance.

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced the funding Wednesday.

Burwell says the funds will help the local Head Start program to add 200 children a year to pre-school programs. The grant will help low-income families by providing a full-day, full-year program for young children.

The program also offers to parents in their roles as primary caregivers and teachers of their children and to help parents move toward self-sufficiency.

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