Capito Announces Over $11 Million for West Virginia Head Start Projects, WVU Medical Research

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, today announced $11,123,344 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support Head Start Projects across the state and fetal medical research at West Virginia University (WVU).

 “I’m pleased to see HHS delivering support to Head Start Programs in our state and to WVU so they can continue pioneering medical research. Head Start provides children the tools that can help them to be successful in the classroom and beyond, and WVU continues to prove their leadership in medical research fields. As the top Republican on the Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee, I will continue advocating for funding like this that helps put West Virginians on a pathway to success and strengthens our research capabilities,” Ranking Member Capito said.

 Individual awards listed below:

 · $5,735,330 — Head Start funding for Eastern Panhandle Instructional Cooperative (Martinsburg, W.Va.)

 · $3,516,629 — Head Start funding for Central West Virginia Community Action Association, Inc. (Clarksburg, W.Va.) 

 · $1,529,385 — Head Start funding for Northern Panhandle Head Start, Inc. (Wheeling, W.Va.)

 · $342,000 — Research funding to study “Influence of Particulate Matter on Fetal Mitochondrial Programming” at WVU (Morgantown, W.Va.)