February 28, 2023

Manchin Announces $5.9 Million to Strengthen Healthcare Services Across West Virginia

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $5,905,358 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) to strengthen healthcare services across West Virginia. The funding will specifically support critical services at two health centers and improving perinatal healthcare services for West Virginians.
“I’m pleased HHS is investing more than $5.9 million in these critical initiatives that will strengthen healthcare services throughout West Virginia,” said Senator Manchin. “The funding announced today will support two West Virginia health centers as they continue to provide quality care for the Weirton and Rainelle communities. The funding will also bolster perinatal healthcare services across the state, and I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of these investments for years to come. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for resources to ensure every West Virginian across the Mountain State has the quality, affordable health services they need.”
Individual awards listed below:

The HHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Cluster Grant Program provides funding to support local health centers across the country, especially in rural and geographically isolated areas.

  • $2,392,193 – Change, Inc., Weirton
  • $2,369,044 – Rainelle Medical Center, Rainelle
The HHS Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health Grant Program provides funding to help improve health outcomes before, during, and after pregnancy, and reduce racial and ethnic differences in rates of infant death and adverse perinatal outcomes.

  • $1,144,121 – West Virginia University