West Virginia organizations urge Congress to act swiftly to address impacts on children and families caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

West Virginia organizations are among more than 570 national, state and local organizations that are urging Congress for emergency child welfare support to address the COVID-19 crisis. Read letter here.

Burlington United Methodist Family Services
Cabell County Family Resource Network
Cammack Children’s Center
Children’s Home Society of West Virginia
Communities of Shalom Coalition
Nicholas County Empowerment Corp.
Ohio County Family Resource Network
Planned Parenthood South Atlantic
Pleasants County Committee on Family Issues
Preston / Taylor Parents as Teachers Program
Preston County Caring Council
Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia
Regional Family Resource Network
Step by Step Inc.
Stepping Stone, Inc.
TEAM for West Virginia Children
United Way of Marion and Taylor Counties
Upshur County Family Resource Network
West Virginia Council of Churches
West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services
WV Citizen Action Group

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice Urges Congress to Provide Emergency Child Welfare Funding

May 8, 2020. In this letter, Gov. Justice urges Congress to provide emergency funding for the following programs:

  • $1 billion for Community-based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) Grants
  • $20 million in Kinship Navigator Programs
  • $1 billion for Title IV-B Part 2
  • $500 million for CAPTA Title 1
  • $30 million for the Court Improvement Program
  • Increase FMAP for Title IV-E Prevention Program
  • Increase funding to Title IV-E Chafee by $500 million
  • Provide $100 million in one-time emergency support for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program.

Read full letter here.