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Two W.Va. Head Start Programs Receive Federal Funds 

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Millions of federal dollars will help early childhood education and development in the Mountain State. 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded close to $13 million for two Head Start programs in West Virginia.

Head Start supports early childhood education and emotional development from birth to age 5, as well as providing health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and families.

Close to $8 million will go to the Southwestern Community Action Council which services Wayne, Lincoln, Cabell, and Mason Counties. 

The remaining amount – more than $5 million dollars – will go to the Community Action of South Eastern West Virginia, which services Mercer, Summers, and Monroe counties.