WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, announced resources from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support embankment and parking lot repairs at the Valley Pre-K-8 School that resulted from severe flooding 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.

Individual award details listed below:

$1,548,712.50 in FEMA funding to the Fayette County, W.Va. Board of Education – Funding, authorized under Section 406 of the Robert T. Stafford Act, will be used to restore the Smither’s Creek Streambank and parking lot at Valley Pre-K-8 School back to its pre-disaster function and capacity utilizing the best construction practices after the area was severely damaged by floods in August 2022.

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