August 22, 2017

Manchin Announces More Than $157,000 for Rural Projects that Promote Economic Growth

Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $157,634 in grant funding from the USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) for four rural West Virginia businesses. The funds will be used to assist in the implementation of energy efficient improvements, and will bring economic opportunities to communities in Greenbrier, Hardy, Jefferson and Randolph counties.

“Rural businesses from all corners of West Virginia provide some of our country’s best products,” said Senator Manchin. “This funding will go a long way in helping businesses in our state grow their operations, provide high quality products, and operate in energy efficient ways.” 

REAP provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agriculture producers and rural small businesses. Eligible businesses must exist in a rural area and gain 50% of their gross income from agricultural operations.

Individual awards listed below:

$14,175 – T L Fruits and Vegetables, LLC in Caldwell to install solar panels on a metal barn facility.

$79,312 – Allegheny Dimension, LLC in Moorefield to install efficient lighting at a commercial wood manufacturing facility.

$49,612 – The Federal Group in Shepherdstown to install solar panels on a commercial hotel and training center.

$14,535 – Big Timber Brewing Company, LLC in Elkins to install more efficient windows and chiller at a commercial brewing company.