WV Senators announce new $3.2 million grant to help 2016 flood victims

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) Monday announced West Virginia will receive an additional $3,212,000 through the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery program (CDBG-DR).

These funds are used to support recovery from major disasters, such as last June’s floods. The additional funding brings the total amount the state will receive to assist in disaster recovery efforts to $107,492,000 for FY2017.

Senator Capito said:
“Many families and communities across our state are still struggling to recover from the destruction caused by flooding last summer. These resources will be critical in helping West Virginia rebuild, and I’m thrilled we were able to secure more than $107 million to help the communities that need it most. I’m proud of the way our state has come together during an incredibly tough time, and I know this additional funding will make a real difference as we continue to help each other move forward.”

Senator Manchin said:
“This historic flooding impacted 44 West Virginia counties and devastated communities throughout the state. This funding will help ensure every West Virginian affected by this flooding is provided the resources they need to recover. Since the flooding last June, we have secured more than $107 million to help our communities recover but there are still families in need. The Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery program will continue to provide much needed relief to the West Virginia families still recovering from the flooding.”



 
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