CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,965,457 for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This funding will support West Virginia’s continued relief efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As the top Republican on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, I have worked hard to bring vital resources to West Virginia, including resources that are critical to our state’s recovery during this pandemic,” Ranking Member Capito said. “I am glad that FEMA has responded to my requests and consistently given support to the Mountain State in the form of PPE, COVID testing, and other life-saving resources. This kind of support is essential in our efforts to make it through the pandemic. I will continue to advocate on behalf of West Virginians and fight for the resources our people need during this unprecedented time.”
“For over a year, our frontline workers have gone above and beyond to take care of their fellow West Virginians during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the end of the pandemic is within reach, we must continue to ensure our healthcare professionals and frontline workers are safe and properly equipped,” said Senator Manchin. “I’m pleased FEMA is investing in the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources for PPE, medical supplies and other resources to support frontline workers. I will continue to advocate for funding and resources to help those on the frontlines and keep West Virginians safe throughout this pandemic.”
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