September 10, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce Millions In Community, Economic Development Grants

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 several rural development grants to address various needs in multiple communities across the state, from helping purchase vehicles to securing microloans for small businesses. Funding is provided through by the U.S. Economic Development Agency (EDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

“I am glad to see the USDA and EDA investing in our state through a multitude of rural development projects that will benefit West Virginians across the state. These projects ensure that rural communities, senior citizens and first responders receive the services and equipment they need and deserve to live quality lives and take care of one another. I look forward to continuing to advocate for more rural development funding as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee,” Senator Manchin said.

“It’s great to see this funding support central services with resources such as ambulances, police cars, and firefighting equipment,” Senator Capito said. “Additionally, the investments in Doddridge County and Wyoming County in particular are critical for sustaining industry and small business in rural areas. Grants like these support local business owners and lift up communities, ensuring our rural areas don’t fall behind.”                                       


Individual awards are listed below:


Doddridge County Public Service District — $962,000


Wyoming County EDA — $50,000


Big Otter VFD — $25,500


City of Montgomery — $50,000


City of Romney — $33,700


Town of Moorefield — $70,600


Spelter VFD — $22,700


McDowell County Commission — $34,900


City of Bluefield — $46,200


Town of Paw Paw — $22,500


Town of Gauley Bridge — $33,700


City of Romney — $27,400


Hardy County Commission — $700


Webster County Memorial Hospital — $31,700


Hardy County Commission — $22,600


Hardy County Commission — $50,000


Hardy County Commission — $50,000


Town of Moorefield — $27,400


McDowell County Commission on Aging, Inc. — $37,500