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Maloney Announces Over $2.3 Million Federal Grant for Orange County-based Regional Economic Community Action Program, Inc. (RECAP)

Feb 18, 2021
Press Release

Newburgh, NY - Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced a federal investment of over $2.3 million for the Head Start initiative of Orange County community-based organization Regional Economic Community Action Program, Inc (RECAP).

The $2,335,857 federal Health and Human Services (HHS) grant will support Early Learning and Head Start programs that provide education and development services to support in-need children. RECAP has early learning centers located in Middletown, Scotchtown, and Port Jervis.

“Investing in early childhood education and local programs like RECAP’s Head Start initiative is one of the best things we can do for young children here in the Hudson Valley,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney. “As a father, I have seen firsthand the importance of early education, and I am dedicated to ensuring that hardworking parents throughout our community have access to quality and affordable childhood education programs.”

“RECAP truly believes education is a pathway out of poverty and are so thankful for this funding for RECAP’s Head Start,” said Charles Quinn, CEO of RECAP. “We are appreciative to Congressman Maloney for his continued support for this vital tool to reduce poverty in our community.”

Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide comprehensive child development programs for children from birth to age 5, pregnant women, and families. The programs focus on preparing children for school.

RECAP is a non-profit organization that has served Orange County residents since 1965. RECAP’s mission is to empower people and communities challenged by poverty, racism, and social injustice by collaborating with public and private partners to provide high quality health and human services, education, advocacy, and hope. Our mission is realized when our neighbors achieve self-sufficiency. Head Start’s mission is to enhance the lives of low-income individuals by offering culturally and linguistically appropriate high-quality education to families with diverse economic backgrounds. In addition to providing Head Start services, RECAP offers Orange County residents with assistance ranging from housing, nutrition, advocacy, substance use disorder services, domestic violence support, and family support services as well as offering emergency food services.