February 05, 2015

Manchin and Capito Announce $1.4 million for Early Head Start Programs in Raleigh County

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced $1,403,889 in federal funding to Raleigh County Community Action Association for Early Head Start programs. This funding will allow Raleigh County’s Early Head Start programs to partner with local child care providers that serve infants and toddlers in order to expand early learning and development opportunities and prepare children for the transition into preschool.

“In our state, we prioritize based on our values, and there’s nothing West Virginia families value more than making sure our little ones have a healthy start to life,” Senator Manchin said. “Investing in Early Head Start gives our kids the essential support they need at very young ages so that they can develop the skills necessary to grow and excel. I’ve long supported Head Start programs and the services they provide to children and families, and I’m committed to making sure these valuable programs are available to those who need them most.”

“West Virginia’s Early Head Start programs are so important to the health and development of our children. There’s no question that the education and well-being of our youth is essential to the long-term stability of our state, so we must work to provide resources to support our youngest West Virginians,” said Senator Capito.

The funding is being awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Office as part of its Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships Program.