May 14, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce COVID Recovery Funds For West Virginia Law Enforcement

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $4,735,577 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CEFS) Program, which received funding in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). This funding will be used to assist West Virginia and local governments in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus. Funded projects may include overtime, protective equipment for law enforcement, training for staff, and medical needs within West Virginia’s state/local prisons and detention centers.

“Law enforcement officers and public safety officials are facing an unprecedented challenge as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Senator Manchin. “Protecting our officers who are on the front lines of a global pandemic is critical and this funding will help our law enforcement officers stay safe while assisting their neighbors. I will continue to advocate for solutions that help solve the problems our state faces during this pandemic.”

“Our law enforcement community has courageously stepped up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and I could not be more thankful for all they do to keep our communities safe. This support is much needed and incredibly deserving,” said Senator Capito. “There isn’t a community in our state that has not been impacted by this global crisis in some way or another, and the diligence and determination of many hard working West Virginians has been exemplified through that. I will continue to work on behalf of all those in our state who pursue justice every day.” 

Individual awards listed below:

·        West Virginia Division of Administrative Services, Justice and Community Services – $4,410,710

·        Kanawha County Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance –$117,943

·        Nicholas County – $70,799

·        Harrison County Commission – $58,008

·        Berkley County Council – $40,845

·        City of Clarksburg – $ 37,272