June 07, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce Nearly $10 Million for Head Start Programs in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, announced $9,657,911 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 Charleston and Kanawha County.

“Education is every community’s ticket to a more productive and prosperous future,” Senator Manchin said. “Head Start Programs are key to better positioning our children to succeed 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 early childhood education.”

“A good education creates a strong foundation for success both in and out of the classroom,” Senator Capito said. “Head Start helps prepare West Virginia children for future success by putting them in a learning environment early in life. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I am glad to see this funding come to our state, and I will continue to fight for resources that provide for our children’s future.”

Individual award details:

  • $6,453,319 – AFL-CIO Appalachian Council
  • $3,204,592 – Kanawha County Board of Education 

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