WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced $800,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families to the Coalfield Development Corporation in southern West Virginia. The funding will be used to enhance job creation and business development through Reclaim Appalachia, a project to deconstruct older buildings with no further economic life and either repurpose or donate the deconstructed materials in Wayne, Mingo and Lincoln Counties.
“In order to revitalize Southern West Virginia’s economy, we must invest in creative projects that will strengthen the workforce and create new job opportunities,” said Senator Capito. “This funding for the Coalfield Development Corporation will help support exactly the kind of programs we need to get West Virginians back to work.”
“Southern West Virginia has been hit particularly hard by the harmful regulations of this Administration, and we must do everything we can to ensure they have access to quality jobs and a quality way of life,” Senator Manchin said. “This funding will help the Coalfield Development Corporation continue their important work, and I am thrilled they are receiving funding to help improve their communities and their quality of life.”
Coalfield Development Corporation is a community based organization that generates opportunities for families by providing quality and affordable homes and creating quality jobs in southern West Virginia.