WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that the City of Wheeling will receive $500,000 from the Small Business Administration (SBA) for its Façade Improvement Program (FIP) that will help renovate qualified buildings across the city. This funding was made available through a Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) request made and secured by Senator Capito.

In total, Senator Capito secured $250,950,000 in direct spending measures for initiatives and projects across West Virginia through the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 appropriations omnibus package.

“As cities like Wheeling continue to grow, it’s important that we make the necessary investments, in partnership with private sector investment, to accommodate the economic and local needs of the community,” Senator Capito said. “I am proud to secure this funding that will directly support Wheeling’s economic development goals that play a key role in moving our state forward.”

“We are very thankful to the efforts of Senator Capito to secure funding for the City of Wheeling’s Façade Improvement Program. Expanding this very successful program’s funding for several additional roundsof façade grants will add more fuel to the engines of economic development that are moving Wheeling forward each and every day,” Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott said.

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