The Senate Appropriations Committee helps write the legislation that allocates federal funds to government agencies, departments, and organizations on an annual basis. It is responsible for reviewing the President's budget request, hearing testimony from government officials and other witnesses, and drafting the spending plans for the coming fiscal year.
As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Manchin ensures that federal spending is targeted towards priorities that strengthen our nation and protect, promote, and benefit West Virginians. Through this role, Senator Manchin helps drive entrepreneurship and innovation in the Mountain State and across the country. He works to ensure that federal agencies are making smart investments with taxpayer dollars in the needs of rural communities, ranging from transportation and communications infrastructure to programs that address opioid misuse and grow small businesses in West Virginia.
Senator Manchin is committed to ensuring that West Virginia’s priorities are addressed through each year’s spending bills. That’s why it’s important to hear from West Virginians like you on what each year’s budget should prioritize. If your organization participates in federally funded programs, please click on the link for Programmatic Requests and fill out the form with your appropriations request. Note that requests must comply with Senate rules. This year, the Appropriations Committee will also be allowing communities and non-profits to request targeted funding through Congressionally Directed Spending. If you would like to make a request for your community, please click on the link for Congressionally Directed Spending Requests and fill out the form. For assistance with these forms, please call the office at (202) 224-3954 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED SPENDING REQUESTS
The following requests have been submitted for consideration by communities and non-profit organizations across West Virginia. Decisions on which proposed projects will be funded will be announced at a later date.
The Senate Appropriations Committee helps write legislation to allocate federal funds to government agencies, departments and organizations on an annual basis. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Manchin works to ensure that federal spending is targeted towards priorities that strengthens our country and promotes, protects and benefits West Virginia.
REQUESTS BY COUNTY
Click on a county on the map below to view proposed projects in each county.
In addition to the projects by county (above), the following statewide proposed projects have been submitted.
|Subcommittee||Funding Request ($000)||Project Purpose||Recipient|
This project will support Generation West Virginia's (GWV) NewForce program. NewForce is a six-month, technology skills training program addressing the worker-skill mismatch limiting tech industry growth in the state. NewForce prepares underemployed jobseekers with no prior coding experience for their first tech job and connects them with high-quality, salaried software development jobs that can be done remotely. NewForce is a partnership between GWV, Mountwest Community and Technical College, and the West Virginia Community and Technical College System (WVCTCS). Through this partnership, students can earn up to 45 academic credits for the six-month program, and we are able to offer a “Learn and Earn” incentive to employers for hiring NewForce graduates through reimbursing 50% of a new hire’s salary for six months.
|Generation West Virginia|
This project will expand Generation West Virginia’s (GWV) Impact Fellowship project and enhance its successful program to help West Virginia companies recruit and retain next generation leaders and rebuild coal-impacted economies across the Mountain State.
|Generation West Virginia|
This project will help 11 CASA organizations that are currently serving 2,495 youth in West Virginia who have experienced child abuse or neglect. This would increase capacity and expand program operations in response to the drastic increase of child abuse and neglect cases plaguing our state. Funds will also help fund the start-up and development of at least two new CASA organizations, opening the potential to increase the number of youth with access to CASA services by 41%.
|West Virginia CASA Association Inc.|
This project will support, sustain and enhance West Virginia 211, West Virginia's information and referral resource.
|West Virginia 211|
This project will develop the West Virginia Behavioral Workforce Initiative, which is a comprehensive approach to the recruitment, training, and retention of behavioral health providers. The initiative includes activities to expand pipeline programming to interest K-12 students in careers in behavioral health and to develop pathways to those careers, create incentives for behavioral health education and practice in West Virginia and collect and share data on behavioral health education and workforce supply and demand for use in forecasting current and future needs
|West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission|
This funding will help the West Virginia Municipal League and WVU establish the West Virginia Cities Forward initiative to boost the ability of West Virginia’s cities to boost their economies.
|West Virginia Municipal League|
This funding will study ways to address flooding and opportunities for economic development in the Kanawha River Basin.
|US Army Corps of Engineers|
This request will help establish a pilot program to issue grants to communities with established dilapidated building inventories to demolish or rehabilitate buildings.
|West Virginia Land Stewardship Corporation|
This funding will help complete U.S. Route 121 in West Virginia, also known as the Coalfields Expressway.
|WV Division of Highways|
This funding will help complete U.S. Route 52 in West Virginia, also known as the King Coal Highway.
|WV Division of Highways|