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July 5, 2013

Monroe, Nicholas get Head Start program funding

Monroe and Nicholas counties are sharing $1.5 million in federal money for their respective Head Start programs.

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., said the investment in the program is “always welcome news as it is a proven way to prepare some of our most vulnerable young children for a bright future.”

Head Start is a national development program for low-income children that gets them ready for the education process at an early age.

Administered by the Department of Health and Human Services, it provides eligible children and their families access to critical health, nutrition, education and social services.

“Head Start investments in early education and childhood development yield enormous benefits for our communities, and Monroe and Nicholas counties are blessed to have so many caring educators and parents to positively affect the lives of our children,” said Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va.

The announcement by Rockefeller’s office said the Nicholas Community Action Partnership in Summersville is getting $781,236, while the Monroe County school board in Union is targeted for $641,355.

“Our kids deserve the best chances at success, and it is important to invest in educational opportunities like Head Start that will lead our next generation to a brighter future,” said Sen. Joe Manchin, also D-W.Va.

“With grants like these, our kids in West Virginia will receive the care, education and services they need to compete in he global marketplace.”

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