CHARLESTON — Tuesday, Sept. 7 marks the beginning of registration for the recently announced Healthy Grandfamilies vaccination incentive program.
The program will provide a $150 voucher for back-to-school supplies to all vaccinated grandfamilies in West Virginia — families where grandparents are the primary caregivers for their grandchildren.
To qualify, all vaccine-eligible members of the grandfamily – including grandparents and grandchildren ages 12 and older – must have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The family must also be enrolled in West Virginia State University’s Healthy Grandfamilies program.
Healthy Grandfamilies – which provides information and resources to grandparents who are raising one or more grandchildren – will assist in the administration of the school voucher incentive. According to the organization, about 19,000 West Virginia children live in households with a grandparent or grandparents as their primary caregiver.
For more information, visit healthygrandfamilies.com.