Infrastructure funds granted for rural development in WV

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will fund nine organizations in West Virginia through community facility grants.

The funds will be used to improve community infrastructure in rural areas of West Virginia, including Barbour County in North Central West Virginia.

Grant applications are accepted throughout the year and communities of 20,000 or less can apply.

The majority of communities use the funds to update their police department’s equipment.

“The Community Amenities Program, whose purpose is to support local development, whether it’s public works or public safety,” said Janna Lowery, director of community programs for WV USDA. “Several police vehicles are purchased with these funds, and we just think it’s a very appropriate use of the funds to support our rural communities in this way.”

$414,500 is invested in rural communities in West Virginia:

Ceredo Volunteer Firefighters Community Facilities Disaster Grant $112,500
Town of Alderson Community Facilities Grant $50,000
Town of Bluefield Community Facilities Grant $43,000
Town of Bluefield Community Facilities Grant $21,900
City of Romney Community Facilities Grant $3,000
City of Romney Community Facilities Grant $3,400
City of Romney Community Facilities Grant $4,800
City of Romney Community Facilities Grant $1,700
City of Romney Community Facilities Grant $6,200
Barbour County Community Facilities Grant $10,800
Hardy County Commission Community Facilities Grant $40,200
Hardy County Commission Community Facilities Grant $15,700
McDowell County Commission Community Facilities Grant $23,000
McDowell County Commission Community Facilities Grant $13,000
Mingo County Commission Community Facilities Grant $22,700
Moorefield Volunteer Fire Company Community Facilities Grant $42,600
USDA chart shows all organizations receiving funding in West Virginia from the Community Facilities Grant

Over 100 types of projects are eligible for funding, but recreational projects are not eligible.

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