Capito and Manchin Announce USDA Rural Development Loans and Grants

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) and Joe Manchin (DW.Va.), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $749,250 in fiscal year 2022 for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Awards Program.

“It’s great to see West Virginia receiving funding through the USDA Rural Development Program that will strengthen our infrastructure and positively impact our communities,” Senator Capito said. “West Virginia residents rely on the support of these projects to improve and strengthen the places they call home, and I will continue to work to secure the necessary resources like the funding announced today.”

“Investing in rural West Virginia communities creates well-paying jobs and drives economic growth in the region and across the state. I am thrilled that the USDA is investing in Randolph and Wood counties to improve their water infrastructure and expand our power generation, and I look forward to seeing the positive impacts these projects have for communities,” said Senator Manchin. “As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for funding that supports rural communities and our economy.

Individual awards listed below:

  • $363,000 (To agree) Norton Harding Jimtown Utility District (Randolph County): This investment will be used to expand and upgrade a gravity sewer system and pump stations along State Route 151 in and around Norton, W.Va.
  • $233,250 (Grant) / $150,000 (Loan) – Solar Energy Solutions, LLC (Wood County): This investment will be used to purchase and install a 500 kilowatt solar panel.

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