WASHINGTON, D.C. (WVNS) — U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee announced that resources from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will support barriers floods and parking lot repairs.

The construction will go towards the construction of a barrier for floods and parking lot repairs at the Valley Pre-K-8 School, which resulted from from flooding that happened in August 2022.

“The floods in Fayette County during August of 2022 seriously damaged the stream embankment and parking lot at the Valley Pre-K-8 School that faculty and staff rely on. I was proud to work with our state and federal partners at FEMA to secure resources that will be critical in the school’s efforts to restore their facilities. This funding will help ensure communities and schools like Valley Pre-K-8 are more resilient,” Senator Capito said.

Award details below:

$1,548,712.50 in FEMA funding to the Fayette County, W.Va. Board of Education: Funding will be used to restore the Smither’s Creek Streambank and parking lot at Valley Pre-K-8 School