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About Grant County

Family Services of Grant County Head Start is located on the Columbia Basin Plateau in the center of Washington State. Grant County covers 2,675 square miles and has a population of 80,698.

It is an arid region with moderate winters and dry, hot summers. Grant is the fourth largest county, in land area, in the state, with large areas of sagebrush-covered hills and desert.

In the early 1930s the desert was turned into prime agricultural property through the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Columbia Basin Irrigation Project. The economy is primarily based on diversified agriculture, a public service sector, manufacturing, and hydroelectric generation projects. Apple orchards, potatoes and other food crops are the primary source of economic growth.