OLEAN, NY  – Cattaraugus and Wyoming Counties Head Start has received a $2,003,232 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“We care about making sure our children are ready for school and given all the opportunities they need to thrive,” Rep. Tom Reed, who announced the grant, said. “This grant funding will benefit not only the children in the programs, but will also benefit their families by providing a safe and educational environment.”

Head Start programs promote school readiness for children from birth to age 5, helping support low-income families through whole-child focused development. Cattaraugus and Wyoming Counties Head Start is based in Olean.

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“This grant award reaffirms our agency’s commitment to high quality programming for low income children,” Ira Katzenstein, executive director and CEO of the agency, said. “We’re really proud of our work with our health institutes impacting the lives of children, families and staff.”

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