April 21, 2022

Cori Bush, Department of Health & Human Services Announce $3.8 Million Grant to St. Louis Urban League

ST. LOUIS, MO — Today, Congresswoman Cori Bush (MO-01) and the Department of Health & Human Services announced a $3,861,471 million award to fund additional programming at the St. Louis Urban League’s Head Start initiative. 

“Every child deserves to get a good education in our community,” said Congresswoman Cori Bush. “I was proud to help secure the passage and signing into law of the American Rescue Plan last March. This historic package has yielded lifesaving provisions for Missouri’s First District in the one year since its enactment that has helped provide a vital lifeline for children and families, and for programs all across our region. Head Start received almost $17 million, a huge investment in the growth and safety of St. Louis’s youngest learners. The Urban League’s program is a pillar in Missouri’s First District, a comprehensive safe haven for kids and their families. I’m proud to see even more funding head toward building up the program for future generations.”

"We thank Congresswoman Cori Bush for her continued advocacy for our children and families," said Michael P. McMillan, Urban League President and CEO. "This funding is critical to our efforts to provide children at risk with the highest quality early learning programming to ensure they have a strong foundation for kindergarten and beyond."

In July 2021, Congresswoman Bush announced that the Urban League’s Head Start program would receive over $1 million in federal funding from President Biden’s historic American Rescue Plan Act.  

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis’s Head Start Program offers local children the opportunity for a high quality, safe and reliable learning environment in their earliest years. The St. Louis program is a local chapter of the national Head Start program, designed to provide low income children and families with the opportunity to gain the reading and math skills necessary to graduate and succeed later in life. 


Congresswoman Cori Bush sits on the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees, serves as the Progressive Caucus Deputy Whip, and proudly represents St. Louis as a politivist in the halls of the United States Congress.