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Manchin, Capito announce more than $3 million for Head Start programs

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,085,179 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Head Start programs in Raleigh and Wyoming counties.

“I firmly believe that every child in West Virginia deserves access to a quality education no matter their background or location which is why I’m proud to announce this funding, because it is critical to every community throughout West Virginia from the coalfields to the panhandles. Through programs like Head Start, children can gain essential skills and knowledge needed to be successful throughout their education. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I am proud to secure funding for Head Start programs in West Virginia that support our students and our education system. Just this week, I voted to increase Head Start funding by $550 million dollars and I look forward to continuing to advocate for programs like Head Start,” said Senator Manchin.

“It is never too early for a child to start learning,” Senator Capito said. “Whether at home or in the classroom, a good education is key to a successful life. This funding will help ensure West Virginia children have access to early education services, so that they can grow into bright young women and men.”

Individual awards listed below:

$1,800,146 – Mountain Heart Community Services, Inc.
$1,285,033 – Raleigh County Community Action Association, Inc.

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