West Virginia receiving more than $14 million for head start programs

West Virginia

WASHINGTON – Sens. Joe Manchin, D–W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R–W.Va., announced $14,443,862 for Head Start programs across West Virginia.

According to a press release, this funding was made available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Head Start Emergency Supplemental grants that were allocated in the year-end funding package to support early childhood education and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Early education is essential for a bright future, but many children across America have fallen behind due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We must work to ensure every West Virginia child has access to a quality education, and our Head Start programs provide children with the skills and foundation they need to succeed. I am pleased HHS is investing in Head Start programs in the state, as well as additional investments that will support our West Virginia communities as they continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. I will continue to advocate for Head Start funding to give West Virginia children the chance they deserve.”

Sen. Manchin
Headshot photo of U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito standing with arm relaxed on counter.

“Our children deserve to be on their best footing as they begin their education, which is why programs like Head Start are so important because they provide our children with the foundation they need to be successful. Investing in the youth of our state is an investment into the future of our state, and this annual support from HHS will help maintain the support that our children in West Virginia need. I’m thankful for the role that Head Start plays in preparing children across our state for the future.”

Sen. Capito

Individual awards listed below:

Head Start Projects:

  • $7,507,708 – Southwestern Community Action Council
  • $5,033,350 – Coalfield Community Action Partnership

Head Start Emergency Supplemental:

  • $254,620 – AFL-CIO Appalachian Council
  • $249,804 – Southwestern Community Action Council
  • $244,387 – North Central West Virginia Community Action Agency
  • $177,572 – Coalfield Community Action Partnership
  • $156,504 – Eastern Panhandle Instructional Cooperative
  • $124,902 – Community Action of Southeastern West Virginia
  • $110,756 – Raleigh County Community Action Association
  • $106,242 – Central West Virginia Community Action Association
  • $100,000 – West Virginia State Department of Health and Human Resources
  • $83,669 – Fayette County Child Development Center
  • $79,155 – Eastern Allegheny Council for Human Services Head Start
  • $75,543 – Pride in Logan County
  • $40,330 – Mineral County Board of Education
  • $36,116 – Monongalia County Board of Education
  • $33,408 – Braxton County School District
  • $29,796 – Monroe County Board of Education

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