U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) have announced a total of $1,838,642 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for Head Start programs in West Virginia. The funding will allow the Eastern Allegheny Council for Human Services Head Start in Hardy County and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR) 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,” 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.”
“In West Virginia, we understand that a solid education and good health are fundamental to the success of our next generation. Our tight-knit communities are filled with families that look out for one another and work together to help our children succeed,” said Capito. “As we work to create more opportunity in the Mountain State, we must continue to enhance the lives of West Virginia’s youth and provide families with the support they need to thrive.”
Eastern Allegheny Council for Human Services Head Start received $1,713,642, and WV Department of Health and Human Resources received $125,000.