December 03, 2021
ICYMI: Manchin Secures $132.9 Million To Support West Virginia Priorities
Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured $132,909,693 in funding for West Virginia in the past two weeks. Senator Manchin announced awards ranging from rural healthcare to storm damage recovery. More details on the awards are listed below.
- $123,905,029 from American Rescue Plan to support 440 West Virginia rural healthcare providers: Senator Manchin announced $123,905,029 to support 440 West Virginia rural healthcare providers. This funding is from the American Rescue Plan, which included $8.5 billion specifically for rural providers through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
- $2,600,000 from EDA to establish a medical training facility in Keyser: Senators Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced a $2,600,000 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Recovery Assistance grant to Potomac Valley Hospital in Keyser, West Virginia. This funding was distributed through the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), and will support the construction of a new, 12,000-square foot medical training facility.
- $2,409,700 from USDA for rural development funding: Senators Manchin and Capito announced $2,409,700 in Rural Development grants and loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Housing Preservation Program and Community Facilities Program.
- $1,311,588 from USDA to support West Virginia’s agriculture industry: Senators Manchin and Capito announced three projects totaling $1,311,588.70 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to the Appalachian Abattoir, West Virginia Farmers Market Association and Tri-State Local Foods.
- $1,236,867 from DHS for storm damage recovery efforts: Senators Manchin and Capito announced a total of $1,236,867 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for Cabell, Kanawha, Mingo, and Wayne counties to assist with recovery efforts as a result of severe winter storms and flooding in February and March of this year.
- $750,000 from DOJ to hire law enforcement in West Virginia counties: Senators Manchin and Capito announced a total of $750,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program. This funding will be used to hire full-time law enforcement officers in Berkeley, Wood, and Fayette counties.
- $446,509 from USDA to the Williamson Health and Wellness Center local food program: Senators Manchin and Capito announced $466,509 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to the Williamson Health and Wellness Center local food program to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, expand nutritional knowledge and improve health measures for high-need individuals in Mingo County.
- $250,000 from American Rescue Plan for the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts: Senator Manchin announced $250,000 from the American Rescue Plan for the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts in Charleston. This funding is distributed through the National Endowment for the Arts and will help the arts and cultural sector in West Virginia recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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