Rural Development invests $ 845,000 in grants for climate-smart infrastructure

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) – The USDA announced an investment of $ 845,519 in West Virginia to reduce the impacts of climate change on rural communities, Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday.

As part of the Build Back Better program, the Biden-Harris administration has made investing in rural communities, creating well-paying jobs and tackling the climate crisis its top priorities.

“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 businesses and organizations in West Virginia are receiving a grant from the Rural Energy for America program totaling $ 845,519:

  • 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 in the amount of $ 119,432.
  • Shenandoah Landlord, LLC, located in Martinsburg, receives a grant of $ 9,737.
  • Thinkstone Cellars, located in Elizabeth, receives a grant of $ 6,125.
  • West Virginia Division of Energy, located in Charleston, receives a grant of $ 100,000.
  • Early Education Station, Inc., located in Point Pleasant, receives a grant of $ 34,373.
  • Green Machine Properties, LLC, located in Lewisburg, receives a grant of $ 25,427.
  • Appalachian Holliday Family Sales, LLC, located in Cowen, receives a grant of $ 12,388.
  • FSRM, LLC, located in Davis, receives a grant of $ 37,598.
  • 3D Construction Properties, LLC, located in Parkersburg, receives a grant of $ 18,225.
  • Kreinik Manufacturing Company, Inc., located in Parkersburg, receives a grant of $ 4,694.
  • The Rolling Thunder vegetable reserve, located in Montrose, receives a grant of $ 4,087
  • RSS 61 Ocean Mines Road, LLC, located in Bridgeport, receives a grant of $ 28,856.
  • Rte. 19 Mini Storage, LLC, located in Morgantown, receives a grant of $ 4,888.
  • Solar Energy Solutions, LLC, located in Buckhannon, receives a grant of $ 233,250.
  • Tecnocap, LLC, located in Glen Dale, receives a grant of $ 71,038.
  • West Virginia Potato Chip Company, LLC, located in Parkersburg, receives a grant of $ 5,050.
  • The University of West Virginia, located in Morgantown, receives a grant of $ 100,000.

Under the Biden-Harris administration, Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans in rural areas.

This aid supports improved infrastructure, business development, housing, community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care, and high-speed Internet access in very poor rural areas.

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