From the Chicago Tribune:

The funding is being awarded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as part of an effort to expand enrollment and create jobs for Head Start teachers.

The funding will be divided among three entities. The Community Action Agency of Siouxland will receive $186,382. The Upper Des Moines Opportunity will get $117,436. West Central Community Action is to get $530,013.

In announcing the funding, Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin said in a statement Thursday there is no better investment that can be made than providing a strong foundation that will help children succeed in school and in life.