Congressman John Katko is co-sponsoring a bill that would provide emergency relief funds for Head Start programs.
Head Start promotes school readiness for toddlers and preschool for children from low-income families.
Providers around the region have been hit hard during the pandemic. They have had increased operating costs, as well as shortages in other crucial areas.
The Jumpstart for Head Start Act legislation would deliver $1.7 Billion in emergency funds for Head Start programs.