Fayette, Raleigh County head start programs receive $3.4 million

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WVVA) — Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Captio announce $3,480,848 from the United States Department of Health and Human Services to support Head Start programs in West Virginia.

Two programs in our area will receive the awards.

Fayette County Child Development Center will receive $2,378,080; and Raleigh County Community Action Association, INC. will receive $1,102,768.

“Education is an essential part of our children’s lives and will ensure a brighter future for generations to come. Through programs like Head Start, children gain essential skills and knowledge that will help them 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 better our education system,” said Senator Manchin.

“Head Start gives young West Virginians the educational foundation they need to thrive,” Senator Capito said. “All children—regardless of economic background—deserve the chance to be their best and brightest, and Head Start supports those developmental skills early so students are better prepared in school.”

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