Capito, Manchin announce more than $11 million in community relief amid COVID-19 pandemic

WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY)U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $11,193,235 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program, which received additional funding in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) that was signed into law on Friday, March 27. This funding will help address increased unemployment and economic disruption in West Virginia because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The impact of the novel coronavirus has been felt throughout all communities of our state, making this support all the more important,” said Senator Capito. “CSBGs provide crucial economic relief, and support for families and individuals who need it most. Throughout this difficult and uncertain time, HHS has been a steadfast partner to West Virginia, and I am encouraged to see this continued support. West Virginians have shown their strength, and I will continue to advocate for the resources we need back home.”

“Communities across West Virginia and our nation are struggling with high unemployment and closing of businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Investing in our communities across the Mountain State is essential to helping our unemployed neighbors and friends, and reopening our local and small businesses safely. We must continue to support one another during this crisis, and I will continue to fight for the resources we need to create more economic opportunity in West Virginia,” said Senator Manchin.

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