July 05, 2016

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $17 Million for West Virginia Head Start Programs


Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced a total of $17,537,809 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for Head Start and Early Head Start programs in West Virginia. This funding will allow programs in Wheeling, Fairmont and Martinsburg to continue providing critical health, nutrition, education, and social services to West Virginia families and children.

“In West Virginia, we value our children above all else,” Senator Manchin said. “That means keeping our promises to our children and providing them with access to a healthy start, quality education and important services they need to thrive. Our kids deserve the best chance at bright futures, and investments in important educational opportunities like Head Start lead our next generation to success. This substantial funding will better prepare our families and children for the future.”

“Head Start and Early Head Start programs help equip young West Virginians with the skills they need to be successful later in life. This funding is an important investment in children, families and communities in the Martinsburg, Fairmont and Wheeling areas, and I am pleased these resources are coming to West Virginia,” said Senator Capito.

Individual awards are listed below:

  • Northern Panhandle Head Start, Inc. in Fairmont – $6,532,160
  • North Central West Virginia Community Action Agency in Wheeling – $6,506,353
  • Regional Education Service Agency in Martinsburg – $4,499,296