Agencies pursue grant to open Head Start facility

Curry Coastal Pilot, Sept 11, 2012

The Brookings City Council Tuesday unanimously agreed to pursue a $1.5 million grant to buy and remodel the former Southwestern Oregon Community College building for use as a Head Start facility.

The city’s planning commission approved a conditional use permit for the project in May.

If the effort is successful, the Head Start program will serve about 175 low- to moderate-income people annually, including at least 52 children and their families.