December 07, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $845K To Improve Energy Efficiency, Resiliency in West Virginia 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 $845,519 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to 18 West Virginia businesses and organizations to improve energy efficiency and resiliency in rural communities across West Virginia. These awards are from the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), which works to support agricultural producers and small rural businesses through energy efficiency improvements and investments in renewable energy systems.
“Rural communities across West Virginia continue to feel the impacts of climate change, from heavy flooding to severe winter storms that wreak havoc on our fellow West Virginians. Ensuring our farmers and small business owners have reliable and energy efficient systems is a good step to helping our communities manage the natural disasters facing our state,” said Senator Manchin. “I strongly believe in an all of the above energy policy, and these awards to 18 West Virginia businesses will help achieve that goal while creating and retaining good-paying jobs in the Mountain State.”
“We must do all that we can to support our rural communities, and make certain that resources are available to strengthen their resiliency,” Senator Capito said. “Our small businesses and agricultural producers provide so much for our local markets, and drive economic development across the Mountain State. I will continue to advocate on their behalf, and make sure our localities have what they need to adapt to future challenges.”
Individual awards listed below:

  • $233,250 – Solar Energy Solutions, LLC
  • $119,432 – Mountaineer Behavioral Health
  • $100,000 – West Virginia Division of Energy
  • $100,000 – West Virginia University
  • $71,038 – Tecnocap, LLC
  • $37,598 – FSRM, LLC
  • $34,373 – Early Education Station, Inc.
  • $30,351 – Carpenter From Nazareth, Inc.
  • $28,856 – RSS61 Ocean Mines Road, LLC
  • $25,427 – Green Machine Properties, LLC
  • $18,225 – 3D Construction Properties, LLC
  • $12,388 – Appalachian Holiday Family Sales, LLC
  • $9,737 – Shenandoah Landlord, LLC
  • $6,125 – Thinkstone Cellars
  • $5,050 – West Virginia Potato Chip Company, LLC
  • $4,888 – Rte. 19 Mini Storage, LLC
  • $4,694 – Kreinik Manufacturing Company
  • $4,087 – Rolling Thunder Vegetable Preserve