Capito and Manchin Announce $ 2.4 Million in USDA Rural Development Funding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $ 2,409,700 in grants and loans for the Rural Development Housing Preservation Program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). and Community Facilities Program. This support will help provide resources specific to the needs of communities across West Virginia.

“Investments in rural development like those made by the USDA help meet the specific needs of our communities that have the capacity to improve the lives of West Virginia,” Senator Capito said. “From supporting our public housing sectors, to helping our state’s Supreme Court of Appeal, to ensuring our local law enforcement agencies have the tools they need to keep our people safe. communities, this funding will go a long way. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for the needs of first responders, communities and residents of West Virginia.

“Investing in rural West Virginia communities will support local businesses and create jobs in the community while stimulating economic development throughout Mountain State. USDA’s continued investment in West Virginia is great news and will help communities improve community facilities, prepare for disasters and emergencies, repair low-income West Virginia homes and even more. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for funds and resources to help our rural communities across West Virginia, ” said Senator Manchin.

Individual prices listed below:

USDA Housing Preservation Grant Program:

  • $ 115,000 – Southern Appalachian Labor School Foundation, Inc.
  • $ 100,000 – Mingo County Housing Authority

Community Facility Loans and Grants Program:

  • $ 1,600,000 (loan) – Hospital development company: This rural development investment will be used to renovate the current structure to modernize their emergency department, create a new emergency and walk-in clinic, and relocate the MRI machine and administrative offices. It will also support the construction of a new medical office to accommodate a primary care clinic, specialty clinics, expand therapy service and provide community health services.
  • $ 145,100 – Town of Moorefield: This rural development investment will be used to help the Town of Moorefield purchase a dump truck with hydraulic and spreading controls and a snow plow. The city will also purchase a van for street maintenance.
  • $ 77,500 – City of Romney: This rural development investment will be used by the City of Romney to purchase a dump truck with a snow plow to maintain city streets and help with day-to-day operations
  • $ 74,200 – Town of Moorefield: This rural development investment will be used to purchase three patrol vehicles for Moorefield’s law enforcement department.
  • $ 62,000 – City of Romney: This rural development investment will be used by the City of Romney to purchase a new Skid Steer, a new vacuum system and a new 325 gallon direct application system to spray anti-icing fluids on road surfaces.
  • $ 42,500 – City of Princeton: This rural development investment will be used to purchase a new excavation unit for the City of Princeton Public Works Department. This equipment will allow the City to continue to adequately maintain the streets and underground infrastructure.
  • $ 35,400 – West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeal: This rural development investment will be used to purchase video conferencing units to enable remote hearings to be held in McDowell County, West Virginia.
  • $ 27,400 – City of Romney: This rural development investment will be used by the City of Romney to purchase a 2021 Ford F150 4×4 service truck for daily use by the city’s public works department.
  • $ 26,900 – City of Romney: This rural development investment will be used to purchase a new patrol interceptor with all the relevant equipment to replace a 2009 patrol vehicle.
  • $ 22,300 – City of Princeton: This Rural Development investment will be used to buy an excavator unit for the public works service.
  • $ 19,200 – Roane County Commission: This rural development investment will be used to purchase a law enforcement vehicle.
  • $ 18,800 – VFD regulator: This rural development investment will be used to purchase a four-inch fire hose for the Spelter Volunteer Fire Department’s last fire truck.
  • $ 17,600 – West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeal: This rural development investment will be used to purchase video conferencing units to enable remote hearings to be held in Calhoun County, West Virginia.
  • $ 17,600 – West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeal: This rural development investment will be used to purchase video conferencing units to enable remote hearings to be held in Roane County, West Virginia.
  • $ 8,200 – City of Romney: This rural development investment will be used by Romney’s law enforcement department to purchase five portable radios with speaker microphones.

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