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Capito, Manchin announce more than $16.4 million for Head Start and Fatherhood Reentry Programs across West Virginia

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $16,467,418 for Head Start and fatherhood reentry programs across West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

“Studies have shown the benefits of a stable home and good education with regards to a child’s future success,” Senator Capito said. “While individual circumstances may differ, we should attempt to further the constructive involvement of both parents in children’s lives and support educational programs that help families provide a solid foundation for their child’s future education.

I am glad to see this funding come to West Virginia to help families in the Northern Panhandle and Kanawha Valley.”

“Children deserve an education that prepares them for a bright future. Head Start programs provide our students with a strong foundation to guide and support them throughout their educational careers and beyond. Not only is an early education important to children, but a well-rounded and structured home life is crucial for their future success.

Fatherhood reentry programs help fathers be present in their child’s life, build relationships and support their children. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to fight for the future generations of West Virginia and ensure these programs continue to receive funding,” Senator Manchin said.

Individual awards listed below:

$5,708,443 – Northern Panhandle Head Start Inc. – Head Start Projects
$1,303,552 – Northern Panhandle Head Start Inc. – Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships
$1,500,000 – Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action – Fatherhood Reentry
$4,827,599 – Eastern Panhandle Instructional Cooperative – Head Start Projects
$3,127,824 – Community Action of Southeastern West Virginia – Head Start Projects

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