Press Releases

September 02, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding to Support Drug-Free Efforts across West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced that the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has awarded funding to communities throughout West Virginia through the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program. This funding will be used to enhance community efforts to combat the drug epidemic in the state by employing environmental strategies and broad initiatives that address each DFC-funded community's specific needs. The … Continue Reading


September 02, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding to Protect Children Affected by Abuse in Mercer County

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced that Child Protect of Mercer County, Inc. will receive a $500,000 Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Assistance Program (Rural Program) grant from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women. The grant will help support the Mending Mercer County Project, which aims to protect and provide guidance to children and families affected by … Continue Reading


September 01, 2016

Manchin, Capito Applaud Crucial Funding for West Virginia to Combat Opioid Abuse

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) applauded $53 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Health Human Services (HHS) that will support six programs in 44 states administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). "This funding will help reduce opioid overdose-related deaths, raise awareness of the dangers of drug abuse, track nonfatal opioid-involved overdoses … Continue Reading


August 31, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $625K to Assist Homeless Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced that three West Virginia housing facilities will receive a total of $626,200 from the Department of Veterans Affairs for the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. The grants will help end homelessness among the veteran population in West Virginia by providing financial assistance to help homeless veterans find housing and seek additional services offered by the … Continue Reading


August 29, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding to Prevent and Control Crime in Five West Virginia Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced a total of $140,878 in funding for communities throughout West Virginia from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) as part of The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG). The Byrne JAG Program allows states and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their state's specific needs. Grant funds can be used for state and … Continue Reading


August 26, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce FEMA Firefighter Grants in Mason, Ranson and Weirton

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced $1,390,235 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for fire safety in Mason, Ranson and Weirton. The grants awarded through FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program will help the fire departments purchase equipment and recruit personnel. "Our brave firefighters and ‎first responders put … Continue Reading


August 25, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Nearly $250K for WVSU Coal Research Program

Funding from the Department of Energy (DOE) will support research to investigate methods of using photosynthetic organisms for energy processes that will use less water and reduce the need for wastewater remediation. Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced nearly $249,999 will be awarded to West Virginia State University (WVSU) from the Department of Energy (DOE) to address scientific and technical issues that are key to ensuring the … Continue Reading


August 25, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding for Opioid Overdose Surveillance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced that the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources will receive $318,194 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control for enhanced state surveillance of opioid-involved overdoses. "Prescription drug abuse has taken a particularly devastating toll on communities throughout West Virginia and I have made stopping … Continue Reading


August 24, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Department of Justice Grants to Help Solve and Prevent Crimes

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced two federal crime-fighting grants from the U.S. Department of Justice. The West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services will receive $71,530 from the Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grant Program. The City of Parkersburg will receive $39,975 from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (Byrne JAG). These grants will enable state and local law … Continue Reading


August 24, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce $16 Million in Economic Development Grants

EDA and ARC funding will support programs throughout West Virginia and in hard-hit coal communities WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced several grants through the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and Appalachian Regional Commission totaling $16,492,174. This funding aims to grow West Virginia's economy and will support a variety of projects and programs in Boone, Cabell, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mercer, … Continue Reading


August 23, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $1.2 Million for West Virginia Airports

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced a total of $1,278,207 from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration will be awarded to Jackson County Airport and Mingo County Airport Authority. "As a pilot myself, I understand the importance of aviation safety, and aviation safety begins with maintaining our airport infrastructure," Senator Manchin said. "This funding will enable Jackson and Mingo County Airports … Continue Reading


August 17, 2016

Manchin, Capito Announce Nearly $2 Million for Flood Recovery Efforts in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced $1,843,351 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the State of West Virginia. This $1.8 million grant will be used to remove debris and alleviate threats to lives, public health and safety in Greenbrier … Continue Reading


August 17, 2016

Manchin applauds crucial funding for HIDTA and Heroin Response Strategy Program in West Virginia

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) for granting $17 million in additional funding for designated High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTAs) to address the recent surge in prescription drug, fentanyl and heroin trafficking. There are 19 counties in West Virginia that are currently designated as HIDTAs: Berkeley, Boone, Brooke, Cabell, Hancock, Harrison, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Marshall, Mason, … Continue Reading


August 16, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Federal Crime-Fighting Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today announced that four communities in West Virginia will receive federal crime-fighting grants from the U.S. Department of Justice's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants Program (Byrne JAG). The grants totaling $204,183 will enable local law enforcement agencies to purchase needed resources and equipment. "Crime has a devastating impact on our families, our communities and our state, and … Continue Reading


August 15, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Funding for Marshall County Airport Authority

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced that the Marshall County Airport Authority will receive $269,876 from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The funds will be used to improve airport drainage, install perimeter fencing and support additional construction projects. "Investing in our airports is an important step to creating good jobs and building a solid foundation for our … Continue Reading


August 09, 2016

Manchin, Governor Tomblin Participate in Drug Abuse Roundtable with FDA Commissioner

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Governor Earl Ray Tomblin participated in a drug abuse roundtable with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf in Charleston today. The Commissioner traveled to Charleston to better understand the devastating public health impact of opioid abuse in West Virginia and identify ways the FDA can better address this epidemic. "I have asked Dr. Califf to come to West Virginia on several occasions to see the impact the … Continue Reading


August 08, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Nearly $2 Million for Airports in Harrison, Greenbrier and Wood Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $1,754,768 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for airports in West Virginia. The grants will support three airports in Harrison, Greenbrier and Wood counties, specifically funding updates to the existing airport master plans and to replace machinery and update security equipment. "As a pilot myself and as Co-Chairman of the General Aviation Caucus in the … Continue Reading


August 06, 2016

Manchin Applauds Groundbreaking for Homes for West Virginia in Greenbrier County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) attended the groundbreaking ceremony for Homes for West Virginia today at "Hope Village" in White Sulphur Springs. At the groundbreaking, Mylan and MedExpress announced they will be providing $1 million and $500,000 respectively in seed money for Homes for West Virginia. This new program was launched by the nationally recognized disaster recovery nonprofit SBP and will partner with community leaders, West Virginia businesses and local … Continue Reading


August 05, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce More Than $1 Million for West Virginia Volunteer Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced today that the Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department, Hundred Volunteer Fire Department, Glen Dale Volunteer Fire Department and Green Valley Fire Department will each receive funding to enhance fire prevention and safety operations through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). "Day after day the dedicated volunteers at our local fire departments help protect our local communities in West … Continue Reading


August 03, 2016

Manchin and Capito Announce Nearly $600K for West Virginia Airports

Washington, D.C. - Today U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced the Buckhannon-Upshur Airport Authority, Eastern WV Regional Airport Authority and Morgantown Municipal-Walter L Bill Hart Field will receive a total of $580,245 from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration. "Investing in our infrastructure is one of the best ways to create good jobs and build a strong foundation for future economic growth," Senator Manchin said. … Continue Reading

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