June 21, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce $340K from Appalachian Regional Commission for Four Projects Across West Virginia

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $340,206 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for four projects across West Virginia. The funding will support upgrades to local lighting infrastructure in Charleston, the design of a multistate career pathways system, youth leadership training in sciences and equipment improvements in the McDowell County Renaissance Village.
“The Appalachian Regional Commission’s continued investment in revitalizing and strengthening Appalachia is great news for our state and the entire region. The funding announced today will support youth leadership training, career development opportunities and upgrades to local infrastructure in Charleston and the Renaissance Village in McDowell County, which I visited this month,” said Senator Manchin. “Investing in our local communities creates good-paying jobs and spurs economic opportunity. I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of these projects for the Mountain State.”

“From infrastructure to education to housing, the diversity of these grant recipients shows that ARC is dedicated to improving all aspects of life in Appalachia,” Senator Capito said. “As Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, I’ll continue working closely with ARC to ensure West Virginia communities prosper.” 

Individuals awards listed below:
  • $100,000 – Charleston Main Street: Charleston West Side Gateway Lighting Project
  • $100,000 – The Education Alliance: Comprehensive Plan for a Multistate Career Pathways System
  • $74,871 – National Youth Science Foundation: Youth Science Leadership Institute Program Planning
  • $65,335 – Reconnecting McDowell: Renaissance Village Equipment Installation