July 21, 2022
Manchin, Capito Announce EPA Funding
Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee and both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced three grants, totaling $1,074,383, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
“Every West Virginian deserves clean water to drink and fresh air to breathe, and these investments are great news for our entire state. I am pleased the EPA is supporting the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources in their efforts to enhance drinking water and air quality across the state,” Senator Manchin said. “I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of this funding and as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for funding to protect our natural resources across West Virginia.”
“These investments will help ensure our state’s air and waters stay clean and healthy for both public and environmental health,” Ranking Member Capito said. “Our state agencies rely on this federal support to better execute their difficult jobs. As Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, I’ll continue working closely with EPA to ensure this strong partnership continues.”
Individual awards listed below:
- $446,716 — West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) to maintain fine particulate matter (PM2.5) monitoring networks.
- $418,000 — West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WVDHHR) to implement a program to provide drinking water program assistance to underserved, small and disadvantaged communities. Funds are used to conduct projects or activities to help small and disadvantaged systems maintain or achieve compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act.
- $209,667 — West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) for implementation of West Virginia’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Non-Tidal Water Quality Monitoring Network.
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