Manchin and Capito announce $314,000 for four rural development projects in West Virginia

November 16, 2022

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $314,930 from the U.S. Department’s Rural Development Program of Agriculture (USDA) for four projects in West Virginia. The funding will support the provision of financial and technical assistance training to five rural communities across the state, the purchase of a new cruiser for the New Cumberland Law Enforcement Department, and securing the capabilities of snow plow and an updated service truck for the city of Romney.

“Investing in our communities stimulates economic development and creates well-paying, long-term jobs. I am pleased the USDA is investing $314,930 in these four critical projects across West Virginia that will spur economic growth in our rural communities, build law enforcement capacity in New Cumberland, and provide a vehicle snow plow and a service truck in Romney as the winter season approaches,” said Senator Manchin. “As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of these projects and will continue to advocate for funding to ensure that our rural communities across the Mountain State have the resources they need to thrive.”

“Investments in rural development help strengthen our communities in West Virginia and improve the lives of our residents. As leader of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I am proud to announce today this funding for our state through the USDA Rural Development Program, which will help support our communities and strengthen our services. ‘law application “, Senator Capito said.

“Rural Development is fully committed to the underserved rural communities of West Virginia,” said Ryan Thorn, West Virginia State Director for USDA Rural Development. “Whether it’s helping municipalities acquire much-needed vehicles for first responders and public safety, or providing funding to a partner organization that will directly help communities meet housing needs, diversify their local economy and become more resilient, Rural Development is dedicated to creating opportunity across the Mountain State one person, one project and one community at a time.

Individual awards listed below:

  • $249,930– West Virginia Community Development Center, Marion County
    • This funding will support the fifth cycle of the Hub Communities of Achievement (HubCAP) program, which will provide financial and technical assistance training to five rural, low-income communities in West Virginia.

  • $31,500 – Town of New Cumberland, Hancock County
    • This funding will be used to purchase a law enforcement vehicle and equipment for the New Cumberland Law Enforcement Department. The new cruiser will replace one of the aging cruisers in the department’s fleet.

  • $22,600 – Town of Romney, County of Hampshire
    • This funding will be used to purchase a T270 series conventional dump truck with snow plow. The city does not currently have a vehicle capable of hauling or clearing snow, which is needed to maintain streets and assist with day-to-day operations in the winter.

  • $10,900 – Town of Romney, County of Hampshire
    • This funding will be used to purchase a 2021 Ford F150 4×4 service truck that will be used daily by the city’s Public Works Department. The department is currently using an old truck that will not pass the next West Virginia state inspection.

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