Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland), the senior
Democrat on the Appropriations Committee, today
announced $201,550 in federal aid for Head Start of Rockland that will
fund repairs to playgrounds at its New Square and Monsey facilities
damaged during Superstorm Sandy.
During the hurricane, the protective mats at the two playgrounds were severely damaged. Since then, children have had limited access to the two playgrounds.
“Federal aid has been essential in helping communities recover and rebuild from Sandy,” said Lowey. “This badly-needed federal funding is welcome news, and will help Head Start of Rockland to continue to provide important services to Rockland families.”
The grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Head Start of Rockland serves approximately 1,000 families across the county.