Treasurer Riley Moore announces Jumpstart Savings Program contest

Oak Hill, WV (WOAY) – Treasurer Riley Moore invites West Virginia tradespeople and vocational students to enter the Jumpstart Savings Program contest. 

The Jumpstart program gives mountain state residents seeking skilled vocations or trades to save money and benefit from state income incentives.

Participants can make up to $25,000 a year in contributions to a jumpstart account, which will be eligible for a state income tax deduction. 

Account funds can be used to pay for tools, equipment, supplies, and business expenses. 

To participate, visit and, in 250 words or less, answer the question, “What makes you proud to be a West Virginia skilled worker?”

Contestants must also submit an original digital picture that best displays their answers. 

Based on the number of entries, Treasurer Moore’s office will select up to 20 people to receive $2000 in a Jumpstart account. 

The grand prize winner will be randomly selected and earn an additional $10,000 in their account. 

The application deadline is December 31. 

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