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Head Start programs in West Virginia get $17M

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Seven Head Start or Early Head Start programs across West Virginia are sharing more than $17 million in federal funding.

U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the Department of Health and Human Services funding on Thursday.

The programs provide health, nutrition, education and social services to West Virginia families and children.

The grants range from about $939,000 for Eastern Allegheny Council for Human Services in Moorefield to $5.3 million for Northern Panhandle Head Start in Wheeling. Other recipients are Regional Education Service Agency 8 in Martinsburg, $4.5 million; Central West Virginia Community Action in Clarksburg, $2.6 million; Upshur Human Resources in Buckhannon, $1.4 million; Monongalia County Board of Education in Morgantown, $1.4 million; and Greenbrier County Board of Education in Lewisburg, $1 million.

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