WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $314,930 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program for four projects in West Virginia. The funding will support providing financial and technical assistance training for five rural communities across the state, purchasing a new cruiser for the New Cumberland Law Enforcement Department and securing snowplow capabilities and an updated service truck for the city of Romney.
“Rural Development investments help strengthen our communities in West Virginia, and improve the lives of our residents. As a leader on the Senate Appropriations Committee, I’m proud to announce this funding today for our state through USDA’s Rural Development program, which will help assist our communities and bolster our law enforcement departments,” Senator Capito said.
“Investing in our communities spurs economic development and creates good-paying, long-term jobs. I am pleased USDA is investing $314,930 in these four critical projects across West Virginia, which will boost economic growth in our rural communities, strengthen law enforcement capabilities in New Cumberland and provide a snowplow vehicle and service truck to Romney as the winter season approaches,” Senator Manchin said. “As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of these projects and I will continue advocating for funding to ensure our rural communities across the Mountain State have the resources they need to thrive.”
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