WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $13,423,414 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for five Head Start programs across West Virginia.

“In West Virginia, we know that education and good health are fundamental to the success of our children,” Senator Capito said. “I have long advocated for the resources needed to prepare the next generation of students and set them on a trajectory towards success, and this funding is welcome news. Investing in our children is a direct investment in the future of our state, and I look forward to the difference these Head Start grants will make in communities across West Virginia.”

“Every child in the Mountain State deserves access to a quality education, no matter their background. Head Start provides children with the skills and foundations they need for a bright future, and I am pleased HHS is investing in these five programs across West Virginia. As a long-time supporter of Head Start programs and as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for funding to support educational opportunities for all West Virginia children,” Senator Manchin said.

Individual Awards Listed Below

  • $3,981,764 – Community Action of South Eastern West Virginia

  • $3,799,023 – Southwestern Community Action Council

  • $2,547,035 – Coalfield Community Action Partnership

  • $1,902,405 – MountainHeart Community Services

  • $1,193,187 – Eastern Allegheny Council

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