June 15, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $28.8 Million for Eight West Virginia Head Start Programs

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $28,896,352 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for eight Head Start and Early Head Start programs in West Virginia.

“Every child in West Virginia deserves access to a quality education, no matter their background or where they live in our great state. Head Start and Early Head Start provide children with the skills and foundation they need for a bright future, and I am pleased HHS is investing in these eight programs to support our students across the Mountain State. As a long-time supporter of Head Start programs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for funding to support educational opportunities for all West Virginia children,” said Senator Manchin.

“Increasing access to educational resources in West Virginia is a direct investment into the future of our children, as well as the overall future of our state,” Senator Capito said. “That’s why it’s incredibly important that we prepare our children to face the challenges of tomorrow by giving them the tools they need to overcome adversity and be successful. I will continue to advocate for the support we need to bolster the education of children in the Mountain State.”

Individual awards listed below:
  • $7,724,563 – North-Central West Virginia Community Action Association
  • $6,891,316 – Northern Panhandle Head Start
  • $5,133,451 – Eastern Panhandle Instructional Cooperative
  • $3,148,210 – Central West Virginia Community Action Association
  • $1,853,478 – Upshur Human Resources
  • $1,579,812 – Monongalia County Board of Education
  • $1,380,309 Northern Panhandle Head Start: Early Head Start, Child Care Partnerships
  • $1,185,213 – Greenbrier County Board of Education