Year In Review: Manchin Secures More Than $6 Billion In Funding For West Virginia In 2021
Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured $6,032,784,310 in funding for top West Virginia priorities in 2021. Every year, Senator Manchin fights to secure annual funding in the Senate Appropriations Committee to support West Virginians. In addition to that annual funding, West Virginia has received and will continue to receive critical relief from multiple funding packages that Senator Manchin voted for, including the American Rescue Plan, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
“As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I advocate every day for West Virginia priorities to ensure we have the support needed to take care of our people and communities. I am pleased that in the last year, West Virginia has received more than $6 billion to support our health centers, address the drug epidemic, provide affordable housing, expand broadband across the state and much more,” said Senator Manchin. “Over the past two years, West Virginians have faced unprecedented challenges stemming from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. I fought tirelessly to include billions of dollars in the American Rescue Plan and other relief packages to help West Virginia communities address those issues. And West Virginia can expect to receive billions of dollars more in historic investments in the years to come thanks to my bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which was signed into law in November. As we begin a new year, I look forward to seeing the positive impacts these incredible investments will have on the Mountain State and will continue fighting for funding to help West Virginia grow and thrive.”
Below are funding totals from agencies and departments and highlighted awards West Virginia received:
State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund and Capital Projects Fund: $2,170,576,762
- In May, Senator Manchin announced that the American Rescue Plan would deliver $678.8 million directly to local governments and $1.35 billion to the state of West Virginia.
- In the American Rescue Plan, Senator Manchin also fought to include billions in funding to support broadband expansion. In October, West Virginia received $136.3 million to expand affordable, reliable broadband across the state as part of the Capital Projects Fund.
U.S. Department of Education: $1,506,291,468
- In July, Senator Manchin announced $1,246,924 from the American Rescue Plan in the first round of funding to help schools identify and support students experiencing homelessness.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): $1,444,284,256
- In November, Senator Manchin announced $123,905,029 from the American Rescue Plan to support 440 West Virginia rural healthcare providers.
- In May, Senator Manchin announced $14,604,959 from the American Rescue Plan to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources for comprehensive mental health services and prevention, treatment and recovery programs for substance use disorder.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA): $361,361,346.79
- In July, Senator Manchin announced West Virginia received $96.7 million from the American Rescue Plan that was distributed to more than 257,000 West Virginia children and their families as a one-time payment of $375 through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program to provide food and meals for those children and families in need during the summer months.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): $141,134,347
- In July, Senators Manchin and Capito announced $9,669,333 from FEMA to help West Virginia prepare against man-made threats and natural disasters.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): $126,924,066.24
- In April, Senator Manchin announced $28,290,754 from the American Rescue Plan for affordable housing programs in West Virginia.
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT): $62,686,643
- In October, Senator Manchin announced $4,521,554 from the American Rescue Plan to support nine airports in West Virginia.
- In December, Senator Manchin and Capito announced $8,706,711 from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for infrastructure projects at 22 West Virginia airports.
U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC): $40,321,901.99
- In November, Senator Manchin $16,072,811 from the American Rescue Plan for 13 West Virginia schools, school districts, libraries and other education organizations as part of the third and fourth rounds of the Emergency Connectivity Fund. In 2021, Senator Manchin announced a total of $36,362,424.19 for the first six rounds of funding.
Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC): $29,966,520
- In December, Senator Manchin announced $1,551,200 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) program to the Wayne County Commission to expand broadband access in Wayne County.
National Science Foundation (NSF): $27,528,167
- In March, Senators Manchin and Capito announced $800,805 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a research project through the West Virginia University Research Corporation to increase STEM engagement in West Virginia.
U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA): $25,849,433
- In December, Senator Manchin announced $1,000,000 from the American Rescue Plan for the West Virginia Department of Economic Development and Coalfield Development to help West Virginia recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, create jobs, and boost the economy.
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