February 26, 2019
From Congressman Tom Reed:
Washington – Today, Rep. Tom Reed announced a $1,740,553 grant to provide the Allegany County Community Opportunities and Rural Development, Inc. (ACCORD) with funding to support their Head Start and Early Head Start education programs.
“We care about ensuring all children in our communities have fair access to educational opportunities to put them in the best position for future success,” Tom said. “This grant enables ACCORD to provide invaluable learning opportunities to promote school readiness for kids in our local neighborhoods.”
“ACCORD is very excited and grateful to be receiving another year of federal funding for our Head Start and Early Head Start programs.” Executive Director Lesley Gooch-Christman said. “We have been providing Head Start services in Allegany County for more than 25 years and know what a tremendous impact this program has on children and their families. We are proud to be part of such a great program and appreciate the continued support of the federal government, our communities and the families and children we serve.”
Allegany County Community Opportunities and Rural Development is a grant-funded Community Action Agency established to fight poverty in Allegany County by providing human services to individuals and families necessary to achieve self-sufficiency and economic security.