Posted at: 12/14/2012 6:52 AM
By: The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque organization will receive more than $820,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its Early Head Start program.
Native American Professional Parent Resources serves more than 70 families, including expectant moms and families with infants and toddlers.
The funds will be used to expand its services. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall announced the funding this week.
The New Mexico Democrat says most families living in poverty have difficulty accessing resources to support their children's development.
Early Head Start is a federally funded program for low-income families.
Its mission is to promote healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women, promote functioning families and bolster the development of young children.
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