Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $10 Million for Head Start Programs in Southern West Virginia
Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration of Children and Families has awarded $10,362,033 for Head Start programs in Bluefield and Huntington. Community Action of Southeastern West Virginia, Inc. in Bluefield was awarded $3,526,925 and Southwestern Community Action Council, Inc. in Huntington was awarded $6,835,108.
“Head Start programs are an important foundation for our education system in West Virginia. I’m glad this funding has been awarded to programs in Bluefield and Huntington to ensure children in these communities are receiving quality early childhood education to set them up for success down the road. I will continue to advocate for Head Start funding for West Virginia communities,” Senator Manchin said.
“A quality education opens the door to future success,” Senator Capito said. “To help set West Virginia children up for bright futures, it is important to support programs like Head Start that help provide a strong educational foundation. I am glad to see this funding come to southern West Virginia, and I will continue to fight for resources that help educate our children.”
Community Action Agencies provide programs, services and information that improve people’s lives and embodies the spirit of hope regardless of age, gender, race, or financial status.
Individual awards are listed below:
- $3,526,925 – Community Action of Southeastern West Virginia, Inc. in Bluefield
- $6,835,108 – Southwestern Community Action Council, Inc. in Huntington
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