Manchin, Capito announce nearly $12 million for Head Start programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, announced $11,864,272 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to support Head Start services in Greenbrier, Monroe, Upshur, Ohio, and Marion counties.

“It is in all of our best interest that every child receives a quality education that empowers them to succeed,” Senator Manchin said. “Head Start Programs provide the resources for communities to give their students an early childhood education that will support them in the classroom for years to come. I will continue to advocate for Head Start funding so that West Virginia’s children and families always have access to the education they deserve.”

“A solid educational foundation opens countless doors in life,” Capito said. “Head Start funding supports programs that provide early childhood education to young West Virginians, preparing them for a lifetime of learning. I will continue to fight for resources for our children like these.”

Individual award details:

• 1,075,895 — Greenbrier County Board of Education

• 7,140,728 — North Central West Virginia Community Action Agency

• 721,462 — Monroe County Board of Education

• 1,644,791 — Upshur Human Resources Inc.

• 1,281,396 — Northern Panhandle Head Start Inc.

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