West Virginia’s Head Start programs in Beckley and Oak Hill will receive $3.3 million in federal funding.
United States Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito made the announcement Monday.
The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families.
Manchin and Capito say the state’s Head Start programs are vital to help mold the minds of young West Virginians as well as provide a strong foundation to succeed.
$2 million will go to the Fayette County Child Development Center, and the other $1 million will be given to the Raleigh County Community Action Association, Inc.
West Virginia Head Start was founded in 1985 to help promote child development and care for low-income families. The program serves more than 8,000 children and families in the Mountain State.