WASHINGTON – March 12, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a $818,182 grant to the Garrett County Community Action Committee for Head Start. Head Start is a federal program that promotes school readiness for children under five.
“Giving more families access to high-quality early learning opportunities is one of the smartest investments we can make,” said Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6). “Study after study shows that early education programs have an incredible impact on our children, improving not only cognitive abilities, but also motivation, sociability and self-esteem. Years down the road, that kind of investment means better focused classrooms, stronger academic records, and more open doors for our youngest generation. Today’s grant, which combines Head Start’s resources with the organizational capabilities of Garrett County Community Action Committee, promises to make a real difference for families in Western Maryland.”
Founded in 1965, the Garrett County Community Action Committee is a private non-profit corporation that provides services to Garrett County residents. The GCCAC is governed by a 15-member board of directors composed of community leaders from across Garrett County. Congressman Delaney toured Garrett County Community Action’s headquarters in Oakland earlier last year and met with Duane Yoder, President, to discuss the organization’s needs and priorities.