January 31, 2018

Manchin and Capito Announce More than $1.48 Million for Rural Development in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded a total of $1,810,074 to encourage economic development throughout rural West Virginia.

“These grants will better enable businesses in rural West Virginia to thrive in our twenty-first century economy,” Senator Manchin said. “When local businesses succeed, our rural communities and families succeed. I’m pleased to see USDA make this investment in West Virginia’s communities.”

“Federal investments in rural America create opportunity for millions of people,” Senator Capito said. “This funding from USDA will encourage new industries and enhance infrastructure for services that West Virginia families depend on. I will continue to fight for programs that support a high quality of life for all West Virginians.”

Project details below:

  • Bluewell Public Service District in Mercer County will receive $1,047,000 to provide safe, potable water to new customers and improve water system pressure to approximately 30 existing customers.
  • Region 4 Planning & Development Council in Nicholas County will receive $45,605 to conduct a marketing plan/study of non-timber forest products as part of the West Virginia Forest Products Cooperative concept.
  • Alpine Village Apartments LP in Preston County will receive $700,000 to construct a 44 union family apartment complex in Terra Alta, WV.
  • Hardman Supply Company, Inc. in Roane County will receive $9,140 to assist in making energy-efficiency improvements to their operations.
  • Pickering Land Group, LLC in Wood County will receive $8,329 to assist farmers, ranchers, and rural small businesses in developing renewable energy systems and in making energy-efficient improvements to their operations.