State Clothing Voucher Period Is Extended

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Family Assistance, is extending the school clothing allowance application period to Aug. 10 for eligible children enrolled in West Virginia schools.

This extension is because of program expansion to include families with children enrolled in public West Virginia Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) programs or West Virginia Head Start who had reached age 4 by July 1.

The age requirement for enrollment in public West Virginia Pre-Kindergarten changed as a result of the passage of Senate Bill 186.

Each eligible child will receive a $200 voucher that may be used toward the purchase of appropriate school clothing or piece goods for families who sew clothing for their children. Vouchers must be used by Oct. 31.

For a list of participating stores, visit the DHHR website at

To learn more about eligibility guidelines or to apply, visit or call 1-877-716-1212. Verification of income for the month of July must be submitted with the application.