May 14, 2021

Manchin, State Auditor McCuskey Hold American Rescue Plan Information Sessions In Martinsburg and Fairmont

West Virginia will receive at least $4 billion from the American Rescue Plan

Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and West Virginia Auditor John B. “JB” McCuskey held two information sessions on the American Rescue Plan benefits for West Virginia in Martinsburg and Fairmont.

“The American Rescue Plan continues to be vital to defeating the COVID-19 pandemic and helping our fellow West Virginians recover from the pandemic,” said Senator Manchin. “Today, Auditor McCuskey and I held two guidance sessions on the American Rescue Plan, including new Treasury guidelines for state, city, and local uses for funding provided in the relief package. The Martinsburg and Fairmont areas will receive at least $130 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan to revitalize the water and sewer infrastructure and expand broadband access across the state, and my staff and I are prepared to assist our communities in completing these projects to help improve the Mountain State.”

“As our state and country reopen after a year-long pandemic, the State Auditor's Office is excited to use the experience and tools we have built over the last four years to ensure every taxpayer dollar that is sent to our local governments is spent effectively, legally, and transparently. We are proud of the relationships we have built with our amazing city and county leaders and look forward to being a channel for them as they rebuild the infrastructure that has been neglected for decades. We believe the best way to hold government officials accountable is to provide taxpayers with real-time transparent data about their spending,” said West Virginia Auditor John B. “JB” McCuskey.

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