Capito and Manchin announce over $ 23 million in USDA rural development loans and grants

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriation Committee, today announced $ 23,367,889 in rural housing loans and community development grants from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

“West Virginia’s rural housing, clean water, and wastewater infrastructure needs are unique to the rest of the country, which is why loans and grants like these are so essential for the people of West Virginia. our state ” said Senator Capito. USDA funding announced today will ultimately increase West Virginia’s access to safe and affordable housing, as well as reliable drinking water and wastewater services, while making investments keys in projects that will strengthen our rural communities.

“Investing in rural West Virginia communities will support regional economies and create jobs while stimulating the entire state economy. This USDA funding is great news for the Mountain State and will help ensure affordable housing, business development, updated water infrastructure and more for West Virginia. I will always stand up for our rural communities and I will continue to push for opportunities that boost economic development ”, said Senator Manchin.

Individual prices listed below:

Multi-family home loan guarantee:

  • $ 3,879,000 (loan) – Owner of Chapmanville Towers (Logan County): This rural development loan guarantee will be used to help with the rehabilitation of Chapmanville Towers, a multi-family senior housing complex in Chapmanville, W.Va. The project will undergo significant rehabilitation and improve the living conditions of all current tenants. and future. . This project has a total of 88 one-bedroom units housed in an eight-story high-rise residential building. All homes currently benefit from a 20-year housing assistance contract and receive an Article 8 subsidy depending on the project.
  • $ 850,000 (loan) – WC Joseph’s Crossing (Nicholas County): This Rural Development Loan Guarantee will be used to assist with the transfer, care and rehabilitation of Joseph’s Crossing, a section 515 senior multi-family housing complex in Summersville, W.Va. The project consists of of eight one-bedroom apartments, 22 bedroom and 12 three-bedroom units. All the units will undergo a major rehabilitation and will improve the living conditions of all current and future tenants.
  • $ 300,000 (loan) – Monongah Heights Apartments (Marion County): This Rural Development Loan Guarantee will be used to assist with the transfer, care and rehabilitation of Monongah Heights Apartments, a section 515 senior multi-family housing complex in Fairmont, W.Va. consists of 20 one-bedroom apartments and 20 two-bedroom units. All the units will undergo a major rehabilitation and will improve the living conditions of all current and future tenants.

Training grant in technical assistance to community facilities:

  • $ 141,000 (grant) – Region 4 Planning and Development Council (Nicholas County): This investment in rural development will be used to help each end beneficiary identify and develop a funding strategy for an impactful community project in each town of Mon Forest. Communities in the Monongahela National Forest have sought ways to diversify their local economies in the wake of the declining charcoal economy. The Region 4 Planning and Development Board will help identify ten community-based projects in the region to develop a preliminary plan for applying for funding, a funding strategy, and an application if the project is ready to go forward. ‘before.

Water and waste disposal technical assistance and training grants:

  • $ 449,889 (grant) – West Virginia University Research Cooperation: This investment in rural development will be used through the University of West Virginia’s ACTAT program to employ a variety of strategies to provide on-site personalized technical assistance in water supply facilities, regional in-person trainings and virtual, and develop and distribute educational material.

Loans and grants for water and waste disposal:

  • $ 5,750,000 (loan of $ 4,900,000 / grant of $ 850,000) – Craigsville Public Service District (Nicholas County): This rural development investment will be used to modernize the water treatment plant in the Craigsville utility district and build a dedicated water distribution line from the water treatment plant to its reservoirs.
  • $ 4,249,000 (loan of $ 2,900,000 / grant of $ 1,349,000) – Warm Springs Utility District (Morgan County): This rural development investment will be used to correct the excessive influx and infiltration of their collection and transmission system. The project will include the removal and replacement or repair of sewer lines and manholes in certain locations. They will install a new 400 kilowatt diesel generator with a 600 amp automatic transfer switch.
  • $ 2,880,000 (loan) – Oakvale Road Utility District (Mercer County): This rural development investment will be used to purchase 14,400 linear feet of gravity sewer, 1,400 linear feet of discharge line, 1,114 manholes and a crusher pumping station.
  • 1,440,000 (grant) – Pleasant Hill Public Service District (Calhoun County): This investment in rural development will be used to construct approximately 65,000 linear feet of water pipes of various sizes. They will also repair water storage tanks and purchase the necessary equipment and accessories to serve 77 users in the proposed service areas.
  • $ 1,116,000 (grant of $ 869,000 / loan of $ 247,000) – Town of Tunnelton (County of Preston): This rural development investment will be used to make permanent repairs to their wastewater treatment system. These repairs are necessary to eliminate the sources of inflow and seepage that are identified in service lines and bypasses.
  • $ 895,000 (grant) – White Oak Utility District (Fayette County): This rural development investment will be used by the White Oak Utility District to make many upgrades to their wastewater treatment plant.
  • $ 514,000 (loan) – Washington Pike Public Service District (Brooke County): This rural development investment will be used to renew and replace the existing infrastructure of the Washington Pike Public Service District (PSD). The utility includes 38 miles of water pipes, 49 standpipes, two pumping stations and three water storage tanks to serve 1,371 residential customers and 12 commercial customers.
  • $ 400,000 (grant) – Greater Harrison County Public Service District (Harrison County): This investment in rural development will be used to extend sewer service to the Clarksburg Country Club area and the Laurel Park area.
  • $ 241,000 (grant $ 157,000 / loan $ 84,000) – Adrian Civil Service District (Upshur County): This rural development investment will be used to install 10 water line extensions to potentially reach 166 new customers in unserved areas of Adrian Utility District and Randolph County. The project will also include several upgrades to the existing distribution system.
  • $ 175,000 (grant) – Town of New Cumberland (Hancock County): This investment in rural development will be used to modernize the water distribution system. New water lines will be installed along County Road 20/1, County Road 20/2, and along Center Street to County Road 20. The new water line will provide fire protection in the New Cumberland area.
  • $ 88,000 (loan) – Little Creek Utility District (Marion County / Monongalia): This investment in rural development will be used to improve service to existing customers and provide service to new customers in Marion and Monongalia counties in West Virginia. The district system maintains approximately 50 miles of main water distribution lines, six water storage tanks and five booster stations.

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