December 13, 2021
Manchin Announces More Than $1.1Million From American Rescue Plan For Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program in West Virginia
Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,103,667 from the American Rescue Plan to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) as part of the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program. This funding is distributed through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support West Virginia mothers, infants and children.
“Ensuring West Virginia mothers and children have access to quality, affordable healthcare is critical to raising healthy children. The American Rescue Plan continues to provide vital funding to the Mountain State, and I am pleased HHS is investing in the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program in West Virginia. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for funding and resources to help keep our mothers, infants, children and families safe and healthy,” said Senator Manchin.
In May, Senator Manchin announced $545,359 for the MICHEV program, the first round of funding West Virginia received from the American Rescue Plan. The Maternal, Infrant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program aims to improve maternal and child health, while preventing child abuse and neglect. The program supports pregnant women and parents with young children who face greater risks and barriers to achieving positive maternal and child health outcomes. West Virginians participating in the program work with health, social services and child development professionals in their communities.
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