August 02, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $1 Million in Health Care Grants

Washington D.C.– U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced two grants totaling $1,278,441 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for health information systems and research.

“Innovation in science can lead to medical breakthroughs that can save and improve lives,” Senator Manchin said. “I am pleased that these West Virginian institutions are being recognized with this federal funding so they can continue innovating and making new discoveries. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will work to secure similar funding in the future.”

“Whether providing technical support for health departments or leading the front line of cancer research, West Virginia has a vested interest in the health and well-being of everyone who calls our state home,” Senator Capito said. “I’m proud HHS recognizes our state’s hard work in these areas, and these grants will provide invaluable support to both of these important causes.”

Individual awards listed below:

  • $1,203,441 to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources – Funding will aid the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) in building and strengthening health information systems at the state and local health departments.
  • $75,000 for West Virginia University – Funding will go toward developing a system for patient-derived xenografts in vivo genetic manipulation, an advanced cancer research technology.