July 01, 2016

Manchin, Capito Announce more than $5.4 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 $5,404,604 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for Head Start programs in West Virginia. This funding will allow programs in Upshur, Harrison and Monongalia counties to continue providing critical health, nutrition, education, and social services to West Virginia families and children.
“As West Virginians, we prioritize our commitments based on our values,” Senator Manchin said. “That means keeping our promises to those who matter the most to us, and our children are always at the top of that list. With this substantial funding, our families and children will have access to the education and services they need to thrive today and in the future. Our kids deserve the best chance at bright futures, and investments in important educational opportunities like Head Start lead our next generation to success.” 
“The Head Start program helps create a pathway to success for many children and families in West Virginia. By funding education, health and social services, this federal investment will help create stronger communities and ensure bright futures for our youngest residents,” said Senator Capito.
Individual awards are listed below:
Upshur Human Resources – $1,428,185
Central West Virginia Community Action Association – $2,598,109 
Monongalia County Board of Education – $1,378,310