Center for Children, Families to receive $198,820 grant U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) has announced that the City of Vermillion has received approval for a grant of $198,820 from Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the expansion of the Center for Children and Families, a non-profit childcare center in Vermillion.
"I'm pleased that HUD has approved the funds I helped to secure for the Center for Children and Families," Johnson said. �"Quality care and education in the early years of life are essential for healthy development."
"With this funding, the Vermillion center will be able to enhance its ability to serve as many children and families as possible," he continued.�"I look forward to continuing my work to help this project along."
Sen. Johnson used his seats on the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committees to secure this grant as an earmark appropriation in fiscal year 2004. �Now the project has received the approval of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), clearing the way for the funding to be released.
The Center for Children and Families provides quality educational care to many youth in Vermillion and the surrounding region. The funding will be utilized for critical expansion of the facility. �