WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $14,897,047 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for four Head Start programs across West Virginia.

“Programs like Head Start play an important role in the formative years of our children in West Virginia, increasing access to educational resources that our families rely on,” Senator Capito said. “I’m pleased to see support heading to West Virginia, which will help strengthen the learning capabilities of our youth and set them on a trajectory towards success.”

“Every child in West Virginia deserves access to a quality education, no matter their background or where they live in our great state. Head Start provides children with the skills and foundation they need for a bright future, and I am pleased HHS is investing in these four programs to support our students. 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 children in the Mountain State,” Senator Manchin said.

Individual awards listed below:

  • $7,182,319 – AFL-CIO Appalachian Council
  • $3,799,022 – Southwestern Community Action Council
  • $2,547,034 – Coalfield Community Action Partnership
  • $1,368,672 – Raleigh County Community Action Association

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