Congressman Cohen Announces $1.25 Million Early Head Start Grant to Porter-Leath


Date: Jan. 3, 2022
Location: Memphis, TN

Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that Porter-Leath Inc. will receive a $1,251,110 grant to operate its Early Head Start Programs in Shelby County from the Administration for Children and Families Office of Head Start.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

"I'm pleased that Porter-Leath will be receiving this Early Head Start funding to help ensure young children in our community will be ready for kindergarten. Early Head Start provides essential preparation and needed skills for Shelby County children who need help to prepare both academically and socially for our increasingly complex world. This new and significant funding is an investment in our community."

Porter-Leath has served the Memphis community for more than 160 years, offering resources to at-risk children and their families. Partnering with the Tennessee Department of Children Services, Porter-Leath offers residential, foster care, and adoption services alongside numerous other forms of assistance for families.

The Administration of Children and Families partners with local providers to address and respond to the needs of vulnerable families, while the Office of Head Start allocates grant funding to nonprofit and for-profit agencies that offer Head Start services. Both organizations emphasize inclusive and holistic early development programs to better communities across the United States.