(TRENTON) – Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D. and Troy Singleton (both D-Burlington) today lauded a $45,000 community block grant awarded to the Burlington County Community Action Program to improve security at all Head Start locations in Burlington County.
“This is wonderful news for the families of the children who depend on the Head Start services provided by the Burlington County Community Action Program,” said Conaway. “The tragic stories we hear and read about in the news are a reminder that we can never be too lax when it comes to the security and safety of our children.”
“Head Start provides essential services for many families in the community,” said Singleton. “These parents put great trust on these centers not only for the development of their children, but their well-being. This grant will help give them further peace of mind about the safety of their children.”
The Burlington County Community Action Program (BCCAP), a private, non-profit social service agency established in 1965 to serve the low-income population of Burlington County, received the $45,000 award from the Community Services Block Grant-Special Initiatives program. The BCCAP exists to combat the causes and reduce the effects of poverty in Burlington County. The agency has provided high-quality Head Start services in Burlington County for more than forty years.