Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik today announced the Washington County Economic Opportunity Council will receive $2,313,721 through the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Head Start.

“Today, I am announcing over 2.3 million in taxpayer dollars will be returned to New York’s 21st District to support Head Start programs in Washington County,” Stefanik said. “I look forward to witnessing how this grant will help Head Start continue its mission of ensuring school readiness to equip our youngest students in Washington County.”

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