September 15, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $277K For West Virginia Small Businesses, Agriculture Producers In Rural Communities

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $177,817 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to sixteen small businesses and agriculture producers in rural communities across West Virginia. This investment is through the Rural Energy for America Program which helps agricultural producers and rural small businesses purchase and install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements. The Senators also announced $50,000 from the USDA to Woodlands Community Lenders through the Rural Business Development Grants program.
“Investing in West Virginia’s rural communities is vital to supporting and growing our state’s economy. I am thrilled USDA is investing in small businesses and agricultural producers to help make energy efficiency improvements. These awards will help lower costs for small businesses and producers through renewable energy improvements and installations. I will continue to advocate for funding to support West Virginia small businesses and boost our state’s agriculture industry,” said Senator Manchin.
“USDA’s Rural Development program continues to be a great source for revitalization in West Virginia. The projects announced today will help strengthen a variety of sectors in our state’s economy and foster growth for small businesses and economic development initiatives in West Virginia. I’m proud to help deliver investments like this that empower our communities, provide opportunities for our residents, and improve the quality of life for people across our state,” Senator Capito said.
Individual awards listed below:
·       $19,934 – 121 West Washington
·       $19,875 – Pitsenbarger Farms
·       $19,041 – Opossum Creek Retreat
·       $18,225 – 3D Construction Properties
·       $14,984 – Sogefi, USA
·       $12,388 –Appalachian Holiday Family Sales
·       $11,304 – Pop’s in Glenwood
·       $10,633 – Red House Farm
·       $9,500 – Mustain Farms
·       $7,864 – Swiftees
·       $7,719 – Atlantic Wallace
·       $7,244 – Zazen
·       $6,125 – Thinkstone Cellers
·       $4,694 – Kreinik Manufacturing Co
·       $4,200 – Silver Mist Stables
·       $4,087 – Rolling Thunder Vegetable Preserve