August 28, 2018

Manchin, Capito Announce More than $8 Million in Homeland Security Funding for West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced $8,365,298 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Funding will support the preparation and implementation of strategies to assist with disaster response and help local governments and nonprofits in the state enhance security to keep West Virginians safe.

“Although West Virginia has endured and survived tragedy, emergency and disaster, we always come together to repair, rebuild and overcome our challenges. But we can only do that if we have the resources to prepare and respond to these emergencies. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee, I’m glad our state is receiving this funding to help our emergency personnel, local officials and first responders to continue to keep our communities safe,” Senator Manchin said.

“Recent events have shown us the importance of preparation in ensuring West Virginians remain out of harm’s way,” said Senator Capito, chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee. “This funding will help West Virginia prepare for future disasters and allow local entities to implement security measures that will keep West Virginians safe in the event of acts of terror and other emergencies. As chair of the subcommittee that oversees DHS funding, I have worked with my colleagues to provide critical resources to emergency responders and other local leaders, and I will continue to make sure they have the resources they need to continue their vital work.”

Individual awards listed below:

  • $3,980,000 to the State of West Virginia through the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)
  • $3,782,528 to the State of West Virginia through the Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) Program
  • $269,000 to the City of Charleston through the Port Security Grant Program (PSGP)
  • $211,201 to the State of West Virginia through the Non-Profit Security Grant Program (NSGP)
  • $72,569 to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources through the Port Security Grant Program (PSGP)
  • $50,000 to the Wood County Commission through the Port Security Grant Program (PSGP)

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