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November 23, 2022 by WVCBP
Daycare Operators Warn of Statewide Closures, When Covid Relief Funds End

WVNS - Close to 70,000 West Virginia children live in households where all parents work, according to data the West Virginia Center for Policy and Budget released in 2020. Read the full article. For every available childcare provider, more than three children are waiting. Like those in most industries, Beckley daycare providers said, since the…

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November 16, 2022 by Seth DiStefano
4th Annual Food For All Summit Returns to Buckhannon

WBOY, News Break, Darik News - After a three-year pause due to the pandemic, the 4th Annual Food For All Summit for West Virginia returns to Buckhannon on Wednesday. Read the full article. The Food For All Summit brings in people from all over the state of West Virginia to talk about food security issues…

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November 16, 2022 by Kelly Allen
SNAP Stretch: A Proven Tool to Increase Food Access, Sustain Local Markets and Farms, and Boost our Economy

Introduction SNAP Stretch, a program that matches SNAP benefits spent at participating markets to increase fruit and vegetable affordability and access, increases consumption of healthy foods among low-income households, boosts sales at local farmers markets, and benefits our broader economy. A $1 million state investment in SNAP Stretch could have a $2.84 million economic benefit…

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November 9, 2022 by WVCBP
As Prices Climb, WV Families Face Hardship Without Child Tax Credit

Public News Service - Some parents said they have struggled to make ends meet after federal monthly Child Tax Credit payments of between $300 and $360 a month per child stopped last December. Without the extra cash, some West Virginians anticipate not being able to afford basic necessities as consumer goods and gas prices continue…

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November 1, 2022 by Kelly Allen
‘I feel hopeless’: Thousands of West Virginia Essential Workers Will Lose Child Care Subsidies as Federal Pandemic Relief Runs Out

Mountain State Spotlight, West Virginia Daily News, Beckley Register-Herald - Holland Cole grabs a tiny fist full of pink Play-Doh and kneads it. Next to her sits a box full of art supplies for sculpting trees, hearts, butterflies or anything a preschooler could desire. Her friend, 3-year-old Ayda James, molds purple and blue ponies, while…

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August 26, 2022 by WVCBP
CARES Stipulations make Spending Funds Difficult

Beckley Register-Herald - Last year, when funding from the CARES Act started flowing in to local and state governments across the country, many were hopeful about all the good that money could do in the wake of the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Read the full article. However, organizations in Beckley found that multiple…

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August 12, 2022 by Kelly Allen
Senate Climate Bill has West Virginia Written All Over It

AP, 95.5WSB - The sprawling economic package passed by the U.S. Senate this week has a certain West Virginia flavor. Read the full article. The package, passed with no Republican votes, could be read largely as an effort to help West Virginia look to the future without turning away entirely from its roots. The bill…

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