September 01, 2017

Manchin and Capito Announce Nearly $2 Million in HHS Grant Awards for West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced a total of $1,951,636 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Kanawha County Board of Education will receive $1,651,636 in grant funding to support Head Start programs in West Virginia, while West Virginia University (WVU) will receive $300,000 to help further oral diseases and disorders research.

“Supporting our communities is crucial to seeing West Virginia continue to progress,” Senator Manchin said. “Funding Head Start and important research done at WVU means our residents will continue to live prosperous, healthy lives. I look forward to seeing the success stories that come from these grant funds.”

“As a staunch supporter of maintaining healthy communities, I am thrilled to see this funding headed to our state,” Senator Capito said. “These grants will allow Head Start programs in West Virginia to gain support to continue providing essential services to children and families, while WVU will be able to conduct research that could lead to breakthrough discoveries that keep our residents healthy.”

Individual awards listed below:

  • $1,651,636 – Kanawha County Board of Education (Kanawha County)
  • $300,000 – West Virginia University (Monongalia County)
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