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Great News: Congressman Nick Langworthy Announces $4.1 Million for Allegany County


Federal grant money earmarked for “Community Opportunities and Rural Development

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Nick Langworthy is proud to announce a federal grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to Allegany County Community Opportunities and Rural Development (ACCORD) in the amount of $4,197,192 for their Head Start program.

“I was proud to support and deliver over $4.1 million to Allegany County Community Opportunities and Rural Development and their Head Start program, ” said Congressman Langworthy. “ACCORD is essential to the Allegany community and will provide invaluable assistance to the smallest citizens to ensure their development is nurtured and encouraged. I am excited to see this community flourish with federal assistance.”

“We are thankful to Congress and specifically, our representative, Congressman Langworthy for the funding necessary to continue this service, which is so vital to our rural communities. Early education begins at home and Head Start has long recognized the primary role of parents as teachers.  We are proud and grateful to be able to adjust services delivery based on the needs of our community which we analyze each year to assure we are providing the best services possible to our families. The outcomes of Head Start and Early Head Start have a positive impact on our entire community. These outcomes are possible because of the hard work and dedication of our excellent staff, the love and care each of our families gives toward helping their children learn and grow and the support of our federal legislators who are committed to investing in early education and support for our families. Thank you for this opportunity to express our gratitude and our commitment to another year of providing quality early education,” said Lesley Gooch-Christman, Executive Director of ACCORD.

ACCORD is a private, non-profit Community Action Agency (CAA), established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America’s War on Poverty. CAA’s are a primary source of support for the more than 38 million Americans who suffer from living in poverty.  Since 1972, ACCORD has continually expanded the array of programs and services for low and moderate income individuals and families. Today ACCORD secures approximately $7 million in grant funds each year to provide residents with services including small business, childcare referral, domestic violence, emergency food, Head Start, homeless and housing, and after-school programs.

Congressman Nick Langworthy represents the 23rd Congressional District of New York which includes Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben Counties and parts of Erie County. Visit

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