Direct Coronavirus Relief Funding to West Virginia Cities and Counties

We are finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel and the American Rescue Plan is going to help us finally kill COVID-19 and start rebuilding our economy. This COVID relief package will deliver at least $4 billion of vital assistance for West Virginia to rebuild from the health and economic crises that we’ve weathered in the past year.

$678 million in funding will go directly to West Virginia's cities and counties, to be administered by local governments. In addition to coronavirus-related expenses, Senator Manchin worked to ensure that this direct funding can be used for infrastructure projects - including water, sewer, and broadband internet projects.

This is the first time that cities and counties will get direct relief funding from the federal government. This historic investment will allow our communities to reinvest in critical services like police, fire and EMS which have been so critical during the pandemic, and take on critical infrastructure projects that will create jobs and improve West Virginians' quality of life.

The American Rescue Plan will bring...

  • INDIVIDUAL AID: $1,400 stimulus checks to most West Virginians; child tax credits; Earned Income Tax Credit; health insurance assistance; student loan assistance; and unemployment through Sept. 6
  • SMALL BUSINESS AID: Reauthorization of PPP, EIDL, shuttered venue and restaurant assistance. Previously, WV small businesses received over $1 billion in direct aid.
  • BROADBAND: $138 million in funding for broadband and $2 million for hotspots
  • LOCAL: $679 million in funding for cities and 55 counties, to be administered by local governments
  • STATE: $1.355 billion in funding for WV state government, to be administered by the Governor and legislature
  • VACCINES: $11 million to WV in supplemental vaccine funding and on increasing vaccine doses
  • EDUCATION: $800 million for WV pre-K through 12th grade; $190 million for WV colleges and universities
  • CHILD CARE: $260 million for WV child care and $10 million for WV Head Start
  • SENIORS: $9 million for WV senior programs
  • HOUSING: $152 million for emergency rental assistance in WV and $38.5 million for LIHEAP
  • TRANSPORTATION: $8 million for WV airports; $24 million for WV transit systems
  • VETERANS: Approximately $2.2 million for Veterans nursing homes
  • HOSPITALS AND RURAL HEALTH: Millions in direct funding to help WV hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, health departments, home health, and long-term care
  • DRUG PREVENTION: Millions in direct funding to WV through the Substance Abuse Prevention and Health Service Administration
  • FOOD ASSISTANCE: Direct funding to our most vulnerable West Virginians through federal programs
  • FIREFIGHTERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS: The Assistance to Firefighters and SAFER grant programs will receive additional allocations of $100 million and $200 million respectively; Firefighters and First Responders are also eligible for support under state and local government funds

To learn more about how the American Rescue Plan will benefit West Virginians, read Senator Manchin's summary here:

American Rescue Plan Information for West Virginians (PDF)

Click on a city or county on the map below to see the estimated amount of direct funding that will be received through the American Rescue Plan:

TIMING – To the extent practicable, each metropolitan city and each county shall receive their first payment directly from the U.S. Treasury not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of American Rescue Plan (May 10, 2021). Smaller cities and towns (aka non-entitlement units of local government) should receive their funding through the State no later than 30 days after that date. All of these communities will be eligible to receive their second payment 12 months later.

USE OF FUNDS – All units of local government receiving funding shall only use the funds provided to cover costs incurred by December 31, 2024 to do the following activities. They may not deposit any of the funds into any pension fund.

“(A) to respond to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19) or its negative economic impacts, including assistance to households, small businesses, and nonprofits, or aid to impacted industries such as tourism, travel, and hospitality;

(B) to respond to workers performing essential work during the COVID–19 public health emergency by providing premium pay to eligible workers of the metropolitan city, nonentitlement unit of local government, or county that are performing such essential work, or by providing grants to eligible employers that have eligible workers who perform essential work;

(C) for the provision of government services to the extent of the reduction in revenue of such metropolitan city, nonentitlement unit of local government, or county due to the COVID–19 public health emergency relative to revenues collected in the most recent full fiscal year of the metropolitan city, nonentitlement unit of local government, or county prior to the emergency; or

(D) to make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure.”

FUNDING FORMULA – This funding will be allocated based on population. Smaller cities and towns (aka nonentitlement units of local government) are also subject to a cap of 75% of the most recent budget as of January 27, 2020.

ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE –  The U.S. Treasury has released interim guidance (PDF), a Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) document, and a Fact Sheet (PDF) on Coronavirus State and Local Recovery Funds. Counties and metropolitan cities must apply for Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds through the U.S. Treasury's Treasury Submission Portal: https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/coronavirus/assistance-for-state-local-and-tribal-governments/state-and-local-fiscal-recovery-fund/request-funding 

Non-entitlement units should not request Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds through the Treasury Submission Portal. While local governments designated as non-entitlement units are eligible to receive Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, as provided in the American Rescue Plan Act, they will receive this funding from their applicable state government.

Below is a list of estimated direct funding that each West Virginia city and county will receive through the American Rescue Plan:

State Government

$1.355 billion

Metro Cities

Note: Estimates use FY2020 HUD data to identify populations eligible for assistance, and may not include localities that relinquished their CDBG allocation in that year. Funding to localities on this list would be reduced to the extent that such cities apply for and receive funding as a metro city under this proposal.

NameActual
Allocation
Beckley$7,689,933
Charleston$36,801,358
Huntington$40,628,967
Martinsburg$9,111,132
Morgantown $11,243,509
Parkersburg$21,805,407
Vienna$2,637,342
Weirton$10,028,924
Wheeling$28,197,143
TOTAL$168,188,715

Counties

Note: CDBG urban county adjustments use FY2020 HUD data to identify populations eligible for assistance, and may not include localities that relinquished their CDBG allocation in that year. County funding would be slightly altered to the extent that such cities apply for and receive funding as a metro city under this proposal.

County Actual Allocation
Barbour County $3,193,472
Berkeley County $23,147,570
Boone County $4,167,771
Braxton County $2,710,984
Brooke County $4,261,394
Cabell County $17,859,238
Calhoun County $1,380,840
Clay County $1,652,579
Doddridge County $1,640,925
Fayette County $8,236,868
Gilmer County $1,519,526
Grant County $2,246,948
Greenbrier County $6,732,687
Hampshire County $4,501,472
Hancock County $5,596,005
Hardy County $2,675,827
Harrison County $13,063,690
Jackson County $5,550,553
Jefferson County $11,099,941
Kanawha County $34,598,499
Lewis County $3,089,748
Lincoln County $3,964,209
Logan County $6,219,315
Marion County $10,891,329
Marshall County $5,930,289
Mason County $5,150,422
McDowell County $3,423,255
Mercer County $11,413,053
Mineral County $5,218,794
Mingo County $4,549,837
Monongalia County  $20,513,893
Monroe County $2,578,513
Morgan County $3,473,757
Nicholas County $4,758,061
Ohio County $8,043,601
Pendleton County $1,353,647
Pleasants County $1,449,018
Pocahontas County $1,601,883
Preston County $6,493,774
Putnam County $10,964,751
Raleigh County $14,249,514
Randolph County $5,573,667
Ritchie County $1,855,752
Roane County $2,658,734
Summers County $2,442,158
Taylor County $3,242,808
Tucker County $1,328,396
Tyler County $1,668,701
Upshur County $4,695,905
Wayne County $7,653,377
Webster County $1,576,049
Wetzel County $2,926,200
Wirt County $1,130,661
Wood County $16,222,392
Wyoming County $3,961,295
TOTAL $348,103,547

Municipalities

***PLEASE NOTE: Estimates use 2019 Census data to identify populations eligible for assistance, and do not include villages or other sublocal entities that may also qualify for funding. Projected amounts may be distributed to more nonentitlement governments than are listed in the breakdown to the extent that eligible nonentitlement governments have overlapping populations (for example, residents of a village government and town government in New York). What this means is that village AND town governments will be receiving a direct allocation of federal assistance, as intended by the legislation, but village amounts are not included because of the complications of calculating those amounts until a process is put in place to divvy up funds between overlapping governments. The town amount listed in the breakdown does capture the village amount, as the town dollar amount reflects the entire population of the town, which will include the village(s). Identification of eligible governments and distribution of assistance across units with overlapping populations may reflect decisions made by the Department of Treasury and state governments.

Unit Allocation
Addison (Webster Springs) town $280,000
Albright town $120,000
Alderson town $470,000
Anawalt town $70,000
Anmoore town $310,000
Ansted town $540,000
Athens town $370,000
Auburn town $40,000
Bancroft town $250,000
Barboursville village $1.77 million
Barrackville town $530,000
Bath (Berkeley Springs) town $250,000
Bayard town $110,000
Beech Bottom village $200,000
Belington town $790,000
Belle town $470,000
Belmont city $360,000
Benwood city $530,000
Bethany town $330,000
Bethlehem village $970,000
Beverly town $280,000
Blacksville town $70,000
Bluefield city $4.01 million
Bolivar town $430,000
Bradshaw town $110,000
Bramwell town $140,000
Brandonville town $40,000
Bridgeport city $3.68 million
Bruceton Mills town $30,000
Buckhannon city $2.24 million
Buffalo town $520,000
Burnsville town $200,000
Cairo town $110,000
Camden-on-Gauley town $60,000
Cameron city $350,000
Capon Bridge town $150,000
Carpendale town $380,000
Cedar Grove town $380,000
Ceredo city $530,000
Chapmanville town $460,000
Charles Town city $2.51 million
Chesapeake town $590,000
Chester city $990,000
Clarksburg city $6.34 million
Clay town $180,000
Clearview village $200,000
Clendenin town $460,000
Cowen town $190,000
Danville town $250,000
Davis town $260,000
Davy town $140,000
Delbarton town $210,000
Dunbar city $2.95 million
Durbin town $120,000
East Bank town $360,000
Eleanor town $660,000
Elizabeth town $350,000
Elk Garden town $90,000
Elkins city $2.91 million
Ellenboro town $150,000
Fairmont city $7.65 million
Fairview town $170,000
Falling Spring town $80,000
Farmington town $150,000
Fayetteville town $1.13 million
Flatwoods town $110,000
Flemington town $130,000
Follansbee city $1.13 million
Fort Gay town $290,000
Franklin town $270,000
Friendly town $50,000
Gary city $330,000
Gassaway town $350,000
Gauley Bridge town $230,000
Gilbert town $160,000
Glasgow town $350,000
Glen Dale city $570,000
Glenville town $600,000
Grafton city $2.07 million
Grant Town town $250,000
Grantsville town $210,000
Granville town $1.31 million
Hambleton town $90,000
Hamlin town $440,000
Handley town $130,000
Harman town $60,000
Harpers Ferry town $120,000
Harrisville town $700,000
Hartford City town $250,000
Hedgesville town $120,000
Henderson town $110,000
Hendricks town $110,000
Hillsboro town $100,000
Hinton city $980,000
Hundred town $110,000
Hurricane city $2.68 million
Huttonsville town $90,000
Iaeger town $100,000
Jane Lew town $160,000
Junior town $200,000
Kenova city $1.23 million
Kermit town $150,000
Keyser city $2.05 million
Keystone city $90,000
Kimball town $60,000
Kingwood city $1.27 million
Leon town $60,000
Lester town $130,000
Lewisburg city $1.58 million
Logan city $610,000
Lost Creek town $190,000
Lumberport town $350,000
Mabscott town $530,000
Madison city $1.11 million
Man town $260,000
Mannington city $840,000
Marlinton town $400,000
Marmet city $570,000
Mason town $390,000
Masontown town $220,000
Matewan town $180,000
Matoaka town $80,000
McMechen city $710,000
Meadow Bridge town $140,000
Middlebourne town $310,000
Mill Creek town $290,000
Milton town $1.05 million
Mitchell Heights town $110,000
Monongah town $480,000
Montgomery city $630,000
Montrose town $60,000
Moorefield town $1.01 million
Moundsville city $3.43 million
Mount Hope city $530,000
Mullens city $550,000
New Cumberland city $420,000
New Haven town $610,000
New Martinsville city $2.13 million
Newburg town $130,000
Nitro city $2.65 million
North Hills town $320,000
Northfork town $140,000
Nutter Fort town $630,000
Oak Hill city $3.37 million
Oakvale town $50,000
Oceana town $500,000
Paden City city $970,000
Parsons city $580,000
Paw Paw town $200,000
Pax town $60,000
Pennsboro city $420,000
Petersburg city $1.1 million
Peterstown town $260,000
Philippi city $1.36 million
Piedmont town $330,000
Pine Grove town $200,000
Pineville town $240,000
Pleasant Valley city $1.31 million
Poca town $410,000
Point Pleasant city $1.69 million
Pratt town $230,000
Princeton city $2.36 million
Pullman town $60,000
Quinwood town $110,000
Rainelle town $630,000
Ranson corporation $2.18 million
Ravenswood city $1.52 million
Reedsville town $250,000
Reedy town $70,000
Rhodell town $70,000
Richwood city $770,000
Ridgeley town $260,000
Ripley city $1.31 million
Rivesville town $380,000
Romney city $710,000
Ronceverte city $690,000
Rowlesburg town $240,000
Rupert town $370,000
Salem city $630,000
Sand Fork town $60,000
Shepherdstown town $800,000
Shinnston city $880,000
Sistersville city $530,000
Smithers city $310,000
Smithfield town $60,000
Sophia town $510,000
South Charleston city $5.01 million
Spencer city $850,000
St. Albans city $4.13 million
St. Marys city $740,000
Star City town $810,000
Stonewood city $710,000
Summersville city $1.36 million
Sutton town $410,000
Sylvester town $60,000
Terra Alta town $620,000
Thomas city $230,000
Thurmond town $0
Triadelphia town $320,000
Tunnelton town $120,000
Union town $220,000
Valley Grove village $140,000
War city $290,000
Wardensville town $110,000
Wayne town $660,000
Welch city $680,000
Wellsburg city $1.05 million
West Hamlin town $300,000
West Liberty town $600,000
West Logan town $150,000
West Milford town $250,000
West Union town $330,000
Weston city $1.61 million
Westover city $1.74 million
White Hall town $280,000
White Sulphur Springs city $980,000
Whitesville town $180,000
Williamson city $1.11 million
Williamstown city $1.19 million
Windsor Heights village $160,000
Winfield town $980,000
Womelsdorf (Coalton) town $100,000
Worthington town $60,000
TOTAL $162,490,184

Health Centers

Funding for West Virginia Rural Health Providers From the American Rescue Plan Includes:

  • $8.5 billion for Provider Relief Fund to support rural health providers, including hospitals, clinics, health centers, home health, and long-term care centers
  • $7.6 billion for Community Health Centers for vaccine administration and distribution, testing, tracing, equipment and supplies, workforce, and infrastructure needs
  • $7.6 billion for grant awards to State, local, and territorial public health departments to establish and expand public health workforce
  • $500 million for rural healthcare grants to create an emergency pilot program to increase vaccine capacity and distribution
  • $1.4 billion for various programs to strengthen the healthcare workforce education programs and retention

Individual awards listed below:

  • $11,142,750 – Valley Health Systems
  • $6,762,500 –Community Care of West Virginia
  • $6,477,250 – Community Health Systems
  • $5,355,375 – Shenandoah Valley Medical System
  • $5,147,375 – Womencare Inc.
  • $3,480,750 – Cabin Creek Health Systems
  • $3,431,250 – New River Health Association
  • $3,123,625 – Lincoln County Primary Care Center
  • $2,902,000 – Change, Incorporated
  • $2,843,250 – Bluestone Health Association
  • $2,664,625 – Wirt County Health Service Association
  • $2,527,750 – Rainelle Medical Center
  • $2,413,375 – Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center
  • $2,314,500 – E.A. Hawse Health Center
  • $2,181,375 – Camden-On-Gauley Medical Center
  • $2,050,500 – Belington Community Medical Services Association
  • $2,030,875 – Monroe County Health Department
  • $2,026,375 – Monongahela Valley Association of Health Centers
  • $1,811,625 – Valley Health Care
  • $1,756,750 – Ritchie County Primary Care Association
  • $1,745,625 – Preston Taylor Community Health Center
  • $1,676,250 – Williamson Health & Wellness Center
  • $1,297,875 – Tug River Health Association
  • $1,285,875 –St. George Medical Clinic
  • $1,281,500 – Pendleton Community Care
  • $1,278,875 – Roane Family Health Care
  • $1,190,250 – Clay-Battelle Health Services Association
  • $642,000 – Mountaineer Community Health Center

American Rescue Plan Act Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Confidence (RHCVC) Program

The RHCVC Program is a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) initiative to improve vaccine confidence, counter vaccine hesitancy, and help with access to vaccination in rural communities that are medically underserved and/or experiencing low COVID-19 vaccination rates. This program will allow Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) to use funding for a broad range of efforts to improve health care in rural areas and reinforce basic messages about prevention and treatment of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.  HRSA anticipates approximately $100 million to be available to award grants to all eligible RHCs that submit an acceptable and fundable application.  The period of performance for these grants is one year, July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.  Applications are due June 23, 2021.

A link to the funding opportunity on Grants.gov can be found here: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333783

 

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