The Cortland County Community Action Program, which is also known as CAPCO, has been awarded nearly $2.7 million dollars to continue providing preschool and other services to children in low to moderate income families.
Congressman Richard Hanna announced Friday that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded the money for the local Head Start program. Last year the agency was awarded $2.5 million.
The Head Start programs focus on preparing children for school.
Along with Head Start, CAPCO provides energy services to low-income families to help reduce heating costs. The agency also administers the local Women, Infants and Children Program, which provides nutritious food and counseling services. CAPCO provides services for Medicaid eligible individuals as well as family development programs, to support local families.