June 09, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $11.6 Million For West Virginia Head Start Programs

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $11,660,781 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Head Start programs across West Virginia.
“Every child in the Mountain State deserves access to a quality education, no matter their background. Head Start provides children with the skills and foundations they need for a bright future. As a long-time supporter of our Head Start programs, I am pleased HHS is investing in several programs across West Virginia and I will continue to advocate for funding to ensure educational opportunities for all West Virginia children,” said Senator Manchin.
“I have seen firsthand the impact that Head Start programs have on the development of children in West Virginia. Strengthening the educational foundation that our youth rely on gives our students the confidence and direction they need to be successful. I look forward to the positive impact Head Start will continue to have in the Mountain State,” Senator Capito said.
Individual Awards Listed Below:

  • $7,096,753 – AFL-CIO Appalachian Council
  • $3,550,884 – Kanawha County Board of Education
  • $1,013,144 – Nicholas Community Action Partnership