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Maloney Announces Over $2.2 Million Investment for Orange County Head Start Program

May 3, 2018
Press Release
Totals more than $8.5 Million for Head Start in Orange County

Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced a federal investment of more than $2.2 million for Head Start of Eastern Orange County, Inc. This investment will support Early Learning and Head Start programs that provide education and development services for low-income children. Since joining Congress, Rep. Maloney has announced more than $8.5 million in federal Health and Human Services (HHS) investments for Head Start programs in Orange County alone.

“Kids in the Hudson Valley need a strong academic foundation and making responsible investments in education is the best way to ensure they get it,” said Rep. Maloney. “Kids who get the opportunity to learn and grow in Head Start and other early childhood education programs are better equipped to succeed, and I’m proud to announce this key investment.”

“We are very excited to continue operating Head Start and providing high quality early childhood education services and family support,” said Ann Pagliaro, Executive Director of Head Start of Eastern Orange County. “We are grateful to Congressman Maloney for his support of Head Start and the residents of the greater Newburgh Community.”

This federal investment builds upon previous awards that Rep. Maloney secured for Head Start programs in Orange County. In 2016, Rep. Maloney helped secure over $4.2 million in federal funding and in 2017, he helped secure over $2.2 million. Rep. Maloney also secured a $1.7 million grant for the Regional Economic Community Action Program (RECAP), which totals over $3 million secured in the past three years for RECAP. Since joining Congress, Rep. Maloney has secured a total of over $8.5 million for Head Start programs in Orange County. Together, these awards will continue to provide families across the Hudson Valley with the resources needed to provide education and development services for children and families.

Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide comprehensive child development programs for children from birth to age five, pregnant women, and families. The programs focus on preparing children for school. Head Start of Eastern Orange County is a non-profit organization which provides education to more than 300 children in the Hudson Valley and employs more than 40 full-time staff. Their mission is to provide the highest quality program to meet the health, education, and social supports of children and families so that they can be successful in school and in life.