October 22, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce DOJ Funding For West Virginia

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,485,350 from several grant programs through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to locations across West Virginia. Collectively, these grants will provide funding to help make criminal history recording procedures more efficient, support local law enforcement offices, and improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services for law enforcement.

“Every West Virginian and American deserves to feel safe and secure in their communities. I’m pleased DOJ is investing in West Virginia to help prevent and reduce crime. These awards fund a wide range of programs to support law enforcement, victims’ services, improve community responses to sexual assault and domestic violence and prevent crimes across the Mountain State. Keeping West Virginia communities safe is a top priority, and I will continue advocating for funding and resources to take care of our communities,” Senator Manchin said.

“Our communities in West Virginia rely on our local law enforcement offices to help keep their families safe and secure. I’m proud to play a role in securing critical funds like these that will go a long way in providing our local law enforcement with the tools and resources necessary to continue serving and protecting the people of the Mountain State,” Senator Capito said

Individual awards listed below:

FY 21 National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)

·       $1,884,272West Virginia Department of Homeland Security: West Virginia FY 2021 National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)

·       $113,000 – Berkeley County Council: Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (LEMHWA) Program

BJA FY 21 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

·       $76,294 – City of Charleston

·       $71,607 – City of Huntington

·       $64,250 – Kanawha County

·       $50,249 – City of Wheeling

·       $50,190 – City of Parkersburg

·       $32,333 – Putnam County

·       $27,053 – Nicholas County

·       $21,595 – Logan County

·       $20,349 – City of Beckley

·       $18,510 – Raleigh County

·       $17,323 – City of Bluefield

·       $14,535 – City of Morgantown

·       $11,925 – Berkeley County Council

·       $11,865 – Fayette County