The Wayne County Action Program will receive a $3.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to fund its Head Start projects.
Congressman John Katko announced the grant Friday, saying the funding is vital in helping children get their educations started right at an early age.
Head Start programs assist young children from low-income families with early education development, to help make sure they’re prepared for elementary school.
|WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a $3,737,495 grant to the Wayne County Action Program for Head Start projects.
“The Wayne County Action Program plays a key role in providing necessary resources to help underserved communities reach their full potential. This organization has long partnered with the Head Start/Early Head Start, a federal program that prioritizes the health of children and gives parents the means to educate their children from an early age,” said Rep. Katko. “I am a strong supporter of both the Wayne Country Action Program and the Head Start/Early Head Start Program as I firmly believe they make a significant difference in the lives of countless families throughout Wayne County and all of Central New York. I fought to preserve these funding opportunities in the Department of Health and Human Services funding bill when it came before Congress, and I am pleased our community will continue to receive the benefits.”
The Wayne County Action Program is dedicated to supporting Wayne County programs and frequently collaborates with health and human service agencies to assist communities in need. Head Start/Early Head Start programs assist young children from low-income families with early education development, ensuring they are prepared for elementary school.