Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik today announced the Joint Council for Economic Opportunity of Clinton and Franklin Counties will receive $1,968,376 through the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Head Start.

“Nearly two million in taxpayer dollars will be returned to New York’s 21st District in the form of this grant,” Stefanik said. “These funds will invest in our youngest students in Clinton and Franklin Counties, and I look forward to witnessing how this grant will help Head Start continue its mission of ensuring school readiness to equip the next generation.”

The Head Start program provides comprehensive early childhood education and development services to promote school readiness for low-income children.