Gov. Dunleavy to Fully Restore Early Learning Funding

August 13, 2019

Governor Dunleavy announced Tuesday that he has committed to fully restoring education-related funds within House Bill 2001 (HB 2001).

The restored HB 2001 items include $6.8 million in Head Start grants, $1.2 million for Early Childhood grants, $474,000 to Parents as Teachers grants and
$320,000 in Best Beginning grants.

Dunleavy says the above grants are in addition to $2 million enacted in the FY20 budget for Pre-Kindergarten Grants, as well as the $4.2 million unspent
grants carried forward from FY19.