February 22, 2020

Manchin Applauds Cost Share Adjustment Approval Resulting In Millions Of Funding For West Virginia

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded the Administration’s approval of the cost share adjustment for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and West Virginia from the current 75% federal-25% state to 90% federal-10% state. The approval for the federal cost-share increase for recovery projects associated with the 2016 severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides in West Virginia will not only increase the federal funding on public assistance projects going forward, but granting this cost-share increase is retroactive, resulting in tens of millions of additional dollars given back to West Virginia. On February 4th, Senator Manchin led the West Virginia delegation in sending a letter to President Trump asking for his quick approval of the cost share adjustment. To read the full letter please click here.

“Almost four years later, West Virginians are still recovering from the devastating effects of the flooding in 2016 that ravaged parts of our state and I am so pleased that President Trump approved the cost share adjustment between FEMA and West Virginia for the floods. With the cost share approved, previous awards for projects will be readjusted and West Virginia will receive tens of millions in additional funding to help West Virginians rebuild and recover from the flooding. I am proud of the way we West Virginians supported and cared for each other during the flooding and I know that this funding will be a great help to those still in need,” said Senator Manchin.