September 09, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $7.3 Million For West Virginia Community Recovery Efforts

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $7,324,585 for communities across West Virginia to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). This funding is made available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, which received additional funding in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

“Every West Virginian has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and many of our friends and neighbors need help during these difficult times. This funding will help ensure every West Virginian has a roof over their head and a place to sleep, and I will continue fighting for funding that supports our fellow West Virginians who have been hit hardest by this pandemic,” said Senator Manchin.

“We have seen just how drastic the impact COVID-19 can have within our homes, making it all the more important that we provide this targeted relief where West Virginians need it most,” Senator Capito said. “This funding through HUD and their CDBG program will help provide additional support to our public housing sector and relief directly into West Virginia. I will continue to fight for the resources we need back home keep our resident’s safe and prepare our state for future challenges associated with COVID-19.” 

Individual awards listed below:

·        WV Nonentitlement – $6,108,513

·        Charleston – $285,865

·        Huntington – $264,852

·        Morgantown – $207,243

·        Wheeling – $171,007

·        Parkersburg – $160,041

·        Martinsburg – $124,132

·        Beckley – $114,936

·        Weirton – $96,478

·        Vienna – $56,370