Press Releases

Birmingham, AL – Today, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) released the following statement regarding the relinquishment of Head Start grant funding by the Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity (JCCEO):

“The loss of the Head Start program at JCCEO has already had devastating consequences for the countless employees who have lost their jobs and the Jefferson County children and families who rely on these services for their child care and early education needs.  

“I am working with federal and local partners to provide certainty to the affected workers, families, and children and restore these services as quickly as possible. As the situation evolves, we must make minimizing the disruption that this causes for the children and families of Jefferson County a top priority.”