WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced West Virginia will receive $7.9 million to improve emergency preparedness in the state.
“First responders and emergency personnel risk their lives every day to keep West Virginia communities safe,” Senator Capito said. “As chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, I will ensure that these men and women have the resources they need to do their jobs safely and effectively. We can never prevent all emergencies, but I will fight to make sure West Virginians are always prepared.”
“Our state has seen and survived tragedy, emergency and disaster and we always come together and work together to repair, rebuild and overcome our challenges. But we can only do that if we have the resources to prepare and respond to these emergencies. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee, I’m glad our state is receiving this funding to help our first responders, emergency personnel and local officials to continue to keep our communities safe,” Senator Manchin said.
West Virginia will receive $3.98 million under the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP), $3.78 million under the Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) Program, and $150,000 under the Nonprofit Security Grant State Program (NSGP-S).
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