Greenbrier County Board of Education to receive $1.4 million for Head Start program

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (I-WV) – member of the Senate Appropriations Committee – on Tuesday, announced $16,052,683 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) for three Head Start programs operated by the North-Central West Virginia Community Action Association, the Eastern Panhandle Instructional Cooperative, and the Greenbrier County Board of Education. Head Start promotes educational growth for children from birth to age 5 through services that provide early learning and emotional development, health and safety, and promote family well-being.

“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. “I’m pleased that HHS is investing more than $16 million to support these critical Head Start programs, which will provide the children they serve with the skills and foundation they need for a brighter future.As a long-time supporter of Head Start programs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for funding to support educational opportunities for children across the Mountain State.”

Individual awards listed below:

  • $8,823,443 – North-Central West Virginia Community Action Association
  • $5,8668,430 – Eastern Panhandle Instructional Cooperative
  • $1,360,810 – Greenbrier County Board of Education

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