CONGRESSMAN CHRIS COLLINS ANNOUNCES $781,313 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE COMMUNITY ACTION OF ORLEANS & GENESEE, INC.
Written by WBTA STAFF on August 2, 2019
Clarence, NY – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today announced $781,313 in federal funding for the Community Action of Orleans and Genesee, Inc. The grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Head Start Projects Program which promotes school readiness of children under five from low-income families.
The Head Start program supports children in growth and development through a variety of services depending on the needs of the local community. Their programs are based in centers and schools, but also in child care centers and family care homes. Children gain the access to early learning for school readiness, healthcare needs, and family well-being.
“This grant is crucial in providing children with the learning tools they need to learn and grow,” said Congressman Chris Collins. “This funding solidifies this program in our community for years to come.”
The Community Action of Orleans and Genesee, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that has served Western New York for over 40 years. This organization empowers and provides opportunity for those who are not yet self-sufficient. They work with programs, like Head Start, to provide short and long term goals for children and their parents in the community.
The Congressman’s office remains available to assist any local government pursuing a federal grant.