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WVDHHR awards grants for child care center safety buses

10/13/2010

An event is planned at the state capitol on Thursday, October 14 at 10 am on the North steps in the circle to present multi-function school activity buses to qualifying child care centers. The new buses will replace the centers’ out-dated and often unsafe 15-passenger vans.

With federal stimulus funding, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources awarded 39 child care centers or out-of-school time programs a grant to purchase the much needed multi-function school activity buses. Seventy-four safety buses were purchased for qualifying centers. Each qualifying center received a grant award in the amount of $36,000. The base cost of the bus was about 39,000.

For more information about the program visit www.wvdhhr.org and www.mountainheartwv.org.

Marsha A. Dadisman, Director of Communications