WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a total of $733,887 in grant funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).

“Whether it’s rural water or substance abuse recovery, ARC understands the unique challenges of West Virginia communities,” Ranking Member Capito said. “These three grants make meaningful investments that will improve people’s everyday lives. The ARC remains a steadfast partner in our state’s growth, and I look forward to continuing our work together to deliver more results for West Virginia.”  

“The ARC remains a strong partner for the Mountain State through continued investments in West Virginia, our communities and local economies. I am thrilled ARC is investing in three projects to support wastewater system improvement in Reedy, as well recovery to work programs in Lewisburg and Meadow Bridge. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocate for funding and work with the ARC to create good-paying jobs and boost economic development here in West Virginia,” said Senator Manchin.

Individual awards listed below:

  • $498,024 for Seed Sower, Inc. (Fayette County) – Funding will be used to expand operational capacity and access to regional recovery ecosystems in several counties throughout southern West Virginia. This project is part of ARC’s Investments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) initiative.
  • $49,863 for West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (Greenbrier County) – This planning grant will be used to guide the establishment of a successful, sustainable recovery-to-work program in the area. This project is also part of ARC’s INSPIRE initiative.
  • $186,000 for the Town of Reedy (Roane County) – Funding will be used to support the Reedy Wastewater System Improvements project. As a result of the project, 88 households will receive access to a compliant wastewater system with increased operational efficiency.


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