November 05, 2021
ICYMI: Manchin Secures $6.9 Million To Support West Virginia Priorities
Charleston, WV –U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured $6,936,461 in funding for West Virginia in the past two weeks. Senator Manchin announced awards, ranging from regional airport support to youth substance use prevention and more. More details on the awards are listed below.
· $4,521,554 from the American Rescue Plan for West Virginia airports: Senator Manchin announced funding distributed through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for nine airports to provide economic relief and increase safety precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
· $1,165,965 from USDA to support West Virginia farmers and food banks: Senators Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the Sprouting Farms Corp. for an education and skills training and the West Virginia Department of Agriculture to support famer’s mental health and food banks across the state.
· $1,000,000 from NASA to WVU for Research Infrastructure Development Project: Senators Manchin and Capito announced funding that will be distributed over the next five years to West Virginia University and will be used to support the implementation of the West Virginia Research Infrastructure Development Project.
· $125,000 from the ONDCP for youth substance use prevention in Elkview: Senators Manchin and Capito announced funding from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to the Regional Family Resource Network in Elkview through the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program.
· $99,286 from the USDA to support West Virginia farmers and ranchers: Senators Manchin and Capito announced funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide outreach and technical assistance to historically underserved farmers and ranchers.
· $24,656 from American Rescue Plan for West Virginia Mine Wars Museum: Senator Manchin announced funding allocated through the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences to support the museum as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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