Rural development grants to impact W.Va.’s businesses | Newspaper

SHREWSBURY – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the department is investing $ 633 million to reduce the impacts of climate change on rural communities.

In West Virginia, $ 845,519 is invested in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

“Rural America is on the front lines of climate change and our communities deserve investments that will build all of our resilience,” said Vilsack. “President Biden has created a roadmap on how we can tackle the climate crisis and expand access to renewable energy infrastructure, while creating well-paying jobs and saving money on their costs energetic. With the Build Back Better program, the USDA will be able to fund more and more critical projects like those announced today in the months and years to come.

USDA Acting Director of State of Rural Development Alan L. Harris said, “West Virginia businesses and organizations that receive funding are stepping up efforts to integrate renewable energy and energy efficiency in their operations, showing the public that they care about the environment and creating a sustainable future for the West. Communities of Virginia.

The following local businesses and organizations in West Virginia receive funding from the Rural Energy for America program:

Carpenter From Nazareth, Inc., located in Great Cacapon, receives a grant in the amount of $ 30,351.

Mountaineer Behavioral Health, located in Kearneysville. receives a grant of $ 119,432.

Shenandoah Landlord, LLC, located in Martinsburg, receives a grant of $ 9,737.

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