NORWICH – The Chenango County Head Start and Early Head Start Program, administered through Opportunities for Chenango, is slated for $1.3 million in federal grants to continue its purpose of serving children and their families throughout the county.
An official announcement was made by U.S. Congressman Richard Hanna this week. The recent allocation is actually the second installment of a larger $2.6 million grant awarded to Head Start in 2014. Head Start received the first half of that funding at the beginning of the grant year, said Head Start Program Director Karen Randall.
Funds will be used for costs of Head Start that include staff salary and fringe benefits, training, and direct operational costs. Chenango County Head Start and Early Head Start currently serve 302 children and their families at six different facilities located throughout the county.