September 06, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding For Dam Repairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a total of $277,019 to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to aid repair of dams classified as “high hazard potential.” Funding is made possible by FEMA’s Rehabilitation of High Hazard Potential Dam (HHPD) grant program.

“I am proud to see West Virginia receive these funds to help our Department of Environmental Protection address dams in our state that need to be rehabilitated, repaired or removed. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to fight for West Virginia to receive funding that benefits West Virginians through programs like this one,” Senator Manchin said. 

“Throughout West Virginia and the entire United States, there are non-federal dams in dire need of maintenance and rehabilitation. Often the funds necessary to address this challenge are not available within cash-strapped state and local government budgets,” Senator Capito said. “West Virginia dams have suffered from floods and other natural disasters in years past, so I’m pleased to see our state receive this much-needed federal assistance.”