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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

Congresswoman Johnson Announces More Than $20 Million in Research Grants to Dallas Head Start, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Sep 7, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that Head Start of Greater Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center have been awarded more than $20 million in grants to support new and existing projects run by the two institutions. The grants awarded to Head Start of Greater Dallas, bolstering programs benefiting children and families, and UT Southwestern, supporting studies of diabetes, neurological disorders and alternative medicine, total $19,402,870 and $1,738,761 respectively.

“In my 26 years in Congress, working to fund programs and research that benefit children and the ill has remained a top priority,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “The work that Head Start of Greater Dallas and UT Southwestern engage in offers valuable benefit to countless people here in communities all over the Metroplex. These are organizations deserving of grants because more people will see their quality of life improve through the early childhood education and outstanding medical care that these two pillars of Dallas-Fort Worth offer. I am delighted to congratulate both on this wonderful news for District 30 and countless others in North Texas.”

The five grants, administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, are earmarked for both administrative and program implementation purposes.

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