More Than $1.7 Million In Federal Funding Set For West Virginia Schools | WV MetroNews
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Schools in 14 West Virginia counties will receive federal funding from the Secure Rural Schools program.
The more than $1.7 million total comes after U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., questioned a U.S. Department of Agriculture official during a hearing last week about the lapse in funding.
“While it’s unacceptable the payments have lapsed this long, I am relieved the Forest Service has responded to my continued urging and finally issued these overdue payments. I hope they will work with us in the coming months to find a long-term solution that provides our counties the financial stability they deserve,” Manchin said.
The funding is split between the counties:
- Barbour County; $9.31.
- Grant County; $35,255.41
- Greenbrier County; $172,953.33.
- Hampshire County; $4,471.98.
- Hardy County; $76,462.81.
- Mercer County; $92.89.
- Monroe County; $34,635.66.
- Nicholas County; $51,413.62.
- Pendleton County; $225,565.28.
- Pocahontas County; $487,426.36.
- Preston County; $7,105.26.
- Randolph County; $335,374.72.
- Tucker County; $135,647.26.
- Webster County; $198,529.85.
By: Staff Writers
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