WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced $780,800 in funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families to support the development and improvement of the Coalfield Development Corporation’s factory in Wayne, West Virginia. The grant will assist in expanding community job training programs and services for West Virginians displaced by layoffs in the coal mining industry.

"Community-based organizations use local knowledge to tackle local issues,” Senator Capito said. “During my visits with Coalfield Development Corporation, I saw firsthand how they incorporate West Virginia traditions in creating opportunities for our state’s youth. This funding will support their successful job-training initiatives in southern West Virginia.”

“The harmful regulations of West Virginia coal country has displaced workers throughout the area, and we are working to ensure each out-of-work miner has the access to meaningful job opportunities,” Senator Manchin said. “The Coalfield Development Corporation works tirelessly to help the miners of our state, and I’m excited to watch them use this grant to make a positive impact on West Virginia coal miners.” 

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