Greenbrier, Monroe counties to receive more than $2.2 million in Head Start Program funding


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. – a sitting member of the Senate Appropriations Committee – on Friday, announced $19,881,651 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for five West Virginia Head Start programs. Head Start supports educational growth from birth to age 5 through services that provide early learning and emotional development, health and safety and family well-being.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., taking in the state high school basketball tournament in Charleston, March 2023 file photo.

“Every child in West Virginia deserves access to a quality education, no matter their background or where they live in our great state,” said Senator Manchin. “Head Start provides children with the skills and foundation they need for a bright future, and I am pleased HHS is investing nearly $20 million to support the vital efforts of these five programs across the Mountain State. As a long-time supporter of Head Start and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for funding to support educational opportunities for all West Virginia children.”

Individual awards listed below:

  • $7,942,940 – North Central West Virginia Community Action Association
  • $7,622,492 – Northern Panhandle Head Start
  • $2,065,371 – Upshur Human Resources
  • $1,329,982 – Greenbrier County Board of Education
  • $920,866 – Monroe County Board of Education

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