June 01, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $4.6 Million for Two West Virginia Head Start Programs

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $4,618,923 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for two 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 provides children with the skills and foundation they need for a bright future, and I am pleased HHS is investing in these two programs to support our students in Kanawha and Nicholas counties. 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.

“Providing resources that help enhance educational opportunities for students in West Virginia will not only expand their knowledge, but also contribute to long-term investments in the future of our state,” Senator Capito said. “I’m proud to announce this funding that will help our youth in Kanawha and Nicholas County develop their skillset and set them on a trajectory towards success.”

Individual awards listed below:
  • $3,593,619 – Kanawha County Board of Education
  • $1,025,304 – Nicholas Community Action Partnership