CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $12,253,082 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Head Start and Early Head Start programs across West Virginia.

“Investing in early childhood education is important to the long-term health and vitality of our students, schools and communities. The Head Start Program benefits many children and families in West Virginia, and I am pleased to see this critical funding heading to support those living in communities across the state,” Senator Capito said.

“Every child in the West Virginia deserves access to a quality education, regardless of their background. Our Head Start programs provide children with the foundation and skills they need for a bright future,” Senator Manchin said. “As a long-time supporter of Head Start programs, I am thrilled HHS is investing in three programs across the Mountain State. I will continue to advocate for funding and resources to ensure every West Virginia child has the educational opportunities they deserve.”

Individual Awards Listed Below:

  • North Central West Virginia Community Action Agency $7,724,563
  • Central West Virginia Community Action Association, Inc. $3,148,210
  • Northern Panhandle Head Start, Inc. $1,380,309

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