09.10.19

Capito, Manchin Announce Millions in Community, Economic Development Grants

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 several rural development grants to address various needs in multiple communities across the state, from helping purchase vehicles to securing microloans for small businesses. Funding is provided through by the U.S. Economic Development Agency (EDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

“It’s great to see this funding support central services with resources such as ambulances, police cars, and firefighting equipment,” Senator Capito said. “Additionally, the investments in Doddridge County and Wyoming County in particular are critical for sustaining industry and small business in rural areas. Grants like these support local business owners and lift up communities, ensuring our rural areas don’t fall behind."

“I am glad to see the USDA and EDA investing in our state through a multitude of rural development projects that will benefit West Virginians across the state. These projects ensure that rural communities, senior citizens and first responders receive the services and equipment they need and deserve to live quality lives and take care of one another. I look forward to continuing to advocate for more rural development funding as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee,” Senator Manchin said. 

Individual awards are listed below:

Doddridge County Public Service District — $962,000

 

Wyoming County EDA — $50,000

 

Big Otter VFD — $25,500

 

City of Montgomery — $50,000

 

City of Romney — $33,700

 

Town of Moorefield — $70,600

 

Spelter VFD — $22,700

 

McDowell County Commission — $34,900

 

City of Bluefield — $46,200

 

Town of Paw Paw — $22,500

 

Town of Gauley Bridge — $33,700

 

City of Romney — $27,400

 

Hardy County Commission — $700

 

Webster County Memorial Hospital — $31,700

 

Hardy County Commission — $22,600

 

Hardy County Commission — $50,000

 

Hardy County Commission — $50,000

 

Town of Moorefield — $27,400

 

McDowell County Commission on Aging, Inc. — $37,500

 

 

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