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WVDHHR awards grants for child care center safety buses

WV residents have claimed nearly half of rebate funds

West Virginia residents have a limited window to simultaneously take advantage of two state programs aimed at saving consumers money and protecting the environment

State recognized for efficient use of ARRA funds for water projects

WorkForce West Virginia Receives Broadband Grant

The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today announced a $1.9 million Recovery Act investment to enhance and expand public-use computers, connection speeds and wireless capabilities at 20 WorkForce West Virginia One Stop field offices across the state.

ARRA helps bring water benefits to state residents

total of 39 projects funded by West Virginia’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund will provide improved wastewater treatment service to thousands of citizens in the Mountain State. Two of the projects will bring sewage treatment facilities to communities for the first time.

U.S. Labor Department Awards More Than $11 Million In Unemployment Insurance Modernization Incentive Funds To West Virginia

Gov. Joe Manchin announced today that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded $11,058,877 in unemployment insurance (UI) modernization incentive funds to West Virginia.

West Virginia's Stimulus (ARRA) Web Site Recognized As One of the Nation's Best

According to a recent report conducted by Good Jobs First, West Virginia state government has been recognized as doing an exemplary job of providing online information about how its federal stimulus funds are being distributed across the state. About $1.8 billion has been directed to the Mountain State through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which was enacted

$178.5 Million In Recovery Funds Now Available For West Virginia To Save Jobs And Drive Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $178.5 million is now available for West Virginia under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for...

Obama Administration Announces up to $32 Million Initiative to Expand Hydropower

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced up to $32 million in Recovery Act funding to modernize the existing hydropower infrastructure in the U.S., increase efficiency and reduce environmental impact. Today’s announcement

First Lady Michelle Obama Announces Release of $851 Million from Recovery Act to Upgrade & Expand Community Health Centers, To Serve More Patients

First Lady Michelle Obama today visited Unity’s Upper Cardozo Health Center and announced the release of $851 million in grants to address immediate and pressing health center facility and equipment needs and increase access to health care for millions of Americans The money was made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and comes as more Americans

Obama Administration Awards more than $13 Million for West Virginia’s State Energy Program

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced $13.1 million in Recovery Act funding to support energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in West Virginia. Under DOE’s State Energy Program, West Virginia proposed a

Obama Administration Announces Availability of $3.9 Billion to Invest in Smart Grid Technologies and Electric Transmission Infrastructure

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that the Department of Energy is soliciting applications for $3.9 billion in grants to support efforts to modernize the electric grid, allowing for greater integration of renewable energy sources while increasing

Obama Administration Delivers More than $453 Million for Weatherization Programs in 15 States

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that the Department of Energy is providing more than $453 million in Recovery Act funding to expand the weatherization assistance programs in 15 additional states. These funds, along with additional funds to be disbursed after the states meet certain Recovery Act milestones, will help these states achieve their goal of weatherizing

EPA Announces $15.6 Million Recovery Act Funds for Water Infrastructure Projects in West Virginia to Boost the Economy, Create Jobs and Protect Public Health

In a move that stands to create jobs, boost local economies, improve aging water infrastructure and protect human health and the environment for the people in the State of West Virginia, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $15.6 million

Governor Announces Voca American Recovery Act Grants Totaling $588,163

Gov. Joe Manchin today announced he has awarded nearly $600,000 in Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grants to 16 entities throughout West Virginia

Governor Awards More Than $1 Million In ‘Stop Violence Against Women’ Recovery Act Grants

Gov. Joe Manchin announced today the awarding of about $1.15 million in STOP Violence Against Women Act American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grants for 19 projects across the state.

Secretary Sebelius Makes Recovery Act Funding Available to Bolster Health Care in Needy Communities, Relieve Providers’ Student Debt

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced the availability of nearly $200 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support student loan repayments for primary care medical, dental and mental health clinicians who want to work at National Health Service Corps (NHSC) sites. In exchange for the loan repayments, clinicians serve for two years with the Corps.

Secretary Mattox Announces $6 Million for Transportation-Related Projects

West Virginia Department of Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox announced today that, as a result of President Barack Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, approximately $6 million in funding will be made available for programs such as Transportation Enhancement, Recreational Trail, Scenic Byway and Safe Routes to School.

Round Six of Recovery and Reinvestment Contracts Advertised for May 28 DOH Bidding

Nearly 23 miles of resurfacing, bridge work, and the construction of a climbing lane make up the sixth round of Recovery and Reinvestment projects to be opened during the May 28 bid letting according to Secretary of Transportation Paul Mattox.

Secretary Chu Announces $2.4 billion in Funding for Carbon Capture and Storage Projects

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced at the National Coal Council that $2.4 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be used to expand and accelerate the commercial deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology

DOH Awards $5.5 Million in Round Four of Recovery and Reinvestment Contracts

Various types of bridge work (cleaning and painting, bridge replacement and bridge overlays) leads the $5,533,523.91 in contracts awarded during the fourth round of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Rahall Announces $968K for Crime Victims Fund

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Nick J. Rahall, II (D-W.Va.) today announced the release of $968,230 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) for the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs’ 2009 Crime Victims Fund in West Virginia.

DOH Awards Over $16 Million in Recovery Contracts

CHARLESTON—Governor Joe Manchin and Secretary of Transportation Paul Mattox announced that over 22 miles of resurfacing make up the $16,257,742.40 in contracts awarded during the third round of the Recovery and Reinvestment award meeting.

Byrd, Rockefeller, And Rahall Announce $36 Million In Army Corps Of Engineers Funding For Bluestone Dam

U.S. Senators Robert C. Byrd and Jay Rockefeller, both D-W.Va., along with Congressman Nick Rahall (WV-3), today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will allocate $36 million to accelerate the stabilization of Bluestone Dam in Hinto...

Rahall Announces $17M for Rural Water and Environmental Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Nick J. Rahall, II (D-W.Va.) today announced the release of $17,513,000 in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) through United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Byrd, Rockefeller, Rahall Announces $25M for Army Corps of Engineers in Southern West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Robert C. Byrd and Jay Rockefeller (both D-W.Va.) and Representative Nick J. Rahall, II (D-W.Va.) today announced the release of $25,361,000 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) for Army Corps of Engineer (ACOE) projects in southern West Virginia.

Secretary Salazar Announces $750 Million Investment to Restore and Protect America’s National Parks, Create Jobs

From the Statue of Liberty and Independence Hall to Yellowstone and Death Valley, the National Park Service will undertake more than 750 projects at parks across the country to create jobs, restore and protect our nation’s parks, and preserve our history and heritage for future generations, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today.

Byrd And Rockefeller Announce More Than $3 Million In National Park Service Funding For West Virginia

U.S. Senators Robert C. Byrd and Jay Rockefeller, both D-W.Va., today announced that the State of West Virginia is slated to receive more than $3 million in National Park Service funding as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (AR...

Governor Announces Additional State Funding For Airports

Gov. Joe Manchin today announced an increase in state matching funds to support airport infrastructure growth projects. This funding increase results from the West Virginia Aeronautics Commission’s board recent decision to increase state matching fund...

Rahall’s Stimulus Workshop Online Access

U.S. Representative Nick J. Rahall, II (D-W.Va.) will be hosting an informational workshop on the “Stimulus” bill on Monday, April 20th, 2009 at Concord University. It will help target stimulus funds to assist local development officials identify fun...

Round Four of Recovery and Reinvestment Contracts Set to be Advertised for April DOH Bidding

Various types of bridge work (cleaning and painting, bridge replacement and bridge overlays) leads the projects being advertised during the fourth round of Recovery and Reinvestment contracts to be opened during the April 30 bid letting according to Se...

Vice President Biden Outlines Funding for Smart Grid Initiatives

Vice President Joe Biden, on a visit to Jefferson City, Missouri, today with Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, detailed plans by the Department of Energy to develop a smart, strong and secure electrical grid, which will create new jobs and help deliver re...

FEMA Announces $100M in Homeless Prevention Aid Awards Under the American Recovery And Reinvestment Act of 2009

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security today announced that federal funds totaling $100 million has been made available to the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP), through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)...

West Virginia Commission on National and Community Service

The West Virginia Commission on National and Community Service will receive $175,376 in Formula AmeriCorps funds from the ARRA. They are available only to existing grantees to either expand their current goals, or to create a new one year AmeriCorps pr...

West Virginia Community Groups to Receive $11 Million Boost From Recovery Act

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced plans to make $11 million available to West Virginia through the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program. Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the new resourc...

National Endowment for the Arts Announces Recovery Grants to State and Regional Arts Agencies

The National Endowment for the Arts today announced $19.8 million in one-time grants under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) to the state arts agencies and regional arts organizations to support the arts sector of the ec...

Biden Announces $2.3 Billion in Recovery Act Funds to Help Care for Children, Prevent Disease

Vice President Joe Biden announced today that the Obama Administration will make $2.3 billion available for crucial health and human services programs that help to provide care for children and prevent disease. States will receive $2 billion in Recover...

West Virginia Receives Economic Recovery Funding from U.S. EPA to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs

In a move that stands to create jobs, boost local economies, reduce diesel emissions and protect human health and the environment for the people in West Virginia, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $1.73 million. The funding can be us...

EPA Awards $197 Million in Recovery Act Funds to Clean Up Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Leaks, Creating Jobs, Protecting Land and Water

In an effort to protect people where they live, work, and play, EPA announced the distribution of $197 million appropriated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to assess and clean up underground storage tank petroleum leaks.

FAA Awards $4.7M for Yeager Terminal Improvements

This grant is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and will provide federal funding for terminal improvements at Yeager Airport located in Charleston, WV. These improvements include a passenger access system to the main termi...

FAA Awards $1M for Greenbrier Valley Airport Improvements

The Federal Aviation Administration awarded a $1,000,000.00 grant to the Greenbrier County Airport Authority for improvements to the Greenbrier Valley Terminal Building. The grant is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and w...

WVDOH Methodology to Allocation of Funds American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009

When planning the list of highways projects to be completed with funds from the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009, Congress gave specific direction for expenditures. The directive from Congress was to invest in transportation and other infr...

National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) received 50 million dollars as part of the The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. 40% of the $50 million will be distributed to State Arts Agencies (SAA) and Regional Arts Organizations (RAO) fo...

EPA Announces $48.8 Million in Stimulus Funds for Wastewater Infrastructure Projects in West Virginia to Boost Economy, Create Jobs and Protect the Environment

In a move that stands to create jobs, boost local economies, improve aging water infrastructure and protect human health and the environment for the people of West Virginia, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded over $48.8 million to the...

700,000 West Virginia Working Families To Benefit From Making Work Pay Tax Credit

The United States faces the most severe economic and financial crisis in generations. Tragically, much of the damage has fallen principally on Main Street. To help middle-class families get back on their feet and restore some fairness to the tax code,...

$44 Billion In Stimulus Funds Available To Drive Education Reforms And Save Teaching Jobs

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that $44 billion for states and schools is now available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and h...

Rahall Announces Release of $44B Funding for States Education

U.S. Representative Nick J. Rahall (D-W.Va.), today announced that $44 billion for states and schools has been released to the Department of Education under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundatio...

Rahall Announces Make Work Pay Tax Cuts

U.S. Representative Nick J. Rahall (D-WV), today announced the Make Work Pay tax cuts laid out in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) have gone into effect, benefiting as many as 700,000 families in West Virginia. "Here in southern Wes...

Rahall Announces Make $90M for Housing Assistance

U.S. Representative Nick J. Rahall (D-WV), today announced that $90,145,920 will be made available from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program in W...

Byrd Says Economic Recovery Funds To Begin Flowing To West Virginia Families

United States Senator Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., today announced that up to 700,000 middle-class families across the State of West Virginia will soon begin seeing more money in their paychecks as a result of the passage of the American Reinvestment and R...

Byrd, Rockefeller, Rahall Announce $30 Million In Economic Stimulus Funding For Repairs To Federal Building In West Virginia

United States Senators Robert C. Byrd and Jay Rockefeller, both D-W.Va., along with Congressman Nick Rahall, WV-3, today announced that West Virginia is slated to receive more than $30.6 million in federal funding as part of the American Recovery and R...

Initial ARRA Project Plan

1. State 2. Report Date 54 3/31/2009 Location: 3. County 4. Congressional District 5. Federal-Aid Project Number 6. State Project Number or Identification Number 7. Project Type 8. Project...

Round Three of Recovery and Reinvestment Contracts Set to be Advertised for April DOH Bidding

Over 22 miles of resurfacing contracts are being advertised during the third round of Recovery and Reinvestment contracts to be opened during the April 16 bid letting according to Secretary of Transportation Paul Mattox. “The West Virginia Division o...

Rahall Announces $6.6M for Community Health Centers

U.S. Representative Nick J. Rahall, II (D-WV) today announced the availability of $6,672,135 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) through U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) grants for Community Health Centers in West Vir...

Obama Administration Announces $3.2 Billion in Funding for Local Energy Efficiency Improvements

Vice President Joe Biden and Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced plans to invest $3.2 billion in energy efficiency and conservation projects in U.S. cities, counties, states, territories, and Native American tribes. The Energy Efficiency and C...

First DOH Recovery and Reinvestment Contracts Awarded

West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin and Secretary of Transportation Paul Mattox are pleased to announce the awarding of $7,171.062.95 in Highways contracts as part of the first round of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Senator Rockefeller Outlines West Virginia’s Share Of Medicaid Stimulus Funding

Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV reached out to Governor Joe Manchin; Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources, Martha Yeager Walker; and other West Virginia state leaders to outline the Medicaid stimulus funding that West Virginia...

Rahall Announces $14M for West Virginia Energy Efficiency & Conservation Grants

U.S. Representative Nick J. Rahall (D-WV), today announced the availability of $14,003,800 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program in West Virginia. ...

Second Round Of Recovery And Reinvestment Contracts Advertised For DOH April Bidding

A slide repair in Raleigh County and five resurfacing projects totaling 11.59 miles are among the second round of Reinvestment and Recovery contracts to be advertised for upcoming Division of Highways bid openings April 2, according to Secretary of Tra...

Rahall Announces $60M in Funding for Autism Research

U.S. Representative Nick J. Rahall, II (D-WV) today announced the availability of $60,000,000 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to support autism research nationwide. “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Rahall Announces Release of Funding for Public Housing and Department of Transportation

U.S. Representative Nick J. Rahall, II (D-WV) today announced the release of funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to the Department of Transportation (DOT) Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) g...

HHS Makes $1.6 Million in Recovery Act Funding Available to West Virginia to Support Hospitals Serving Uninsured, Vulnerable Americans

Building on President Barack Obama’s efforts to ensure access to health care for millions of uninsured Americans, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today announced that West Virginia can access an additional $1.6 million authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to help pay hospitals to treat their most vulnerable patients.

Byrd Announces Stimulus Funding For WV National Guard Facilities

Senator Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., today announced that two National Guard units in the State of West Virginia will receive $7.6 million for construction projects as part of the recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (AARA) of 2009. ...

Byrd Announces Stimulus Funding For VA Medical Centers In West Virginia

Washington, DC ¡V Senator Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., today announced that four Department of Veterans Affairs¡¦ Medical Centers in the State of West Virginia will share more than $20 million for repairs and upgrades to their facilities. The funding was ...

Rahall Announces $680K for Senior Nutrition Assistance

U.S. Representative Nick J. Rahall (D-WV), today announced the availability of $680,092 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for senior nutrition assistance through the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). “Just as they ...

Byrd Announces American Recovery And Reinvestment Assistance For Senior Nutrition Programs

Senator Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., today announced the release of more than $680,000 to the State of West Virginia for senior nutrition programs as part of the recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The money will...

COPS Hiring Grant Program

The Recovery Act included $1 billion for the COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) hiring grant program. The solicitation for that program – the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) – is open on-line at www.cops.usdoj.gov. In addition to the appli...

Rahall Announces $70M for Weatherization and Energy Efficiency in West Virginia

U.S. Representative Nick J. Rahall (D-WV), today announced the availability of $70,329,874 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in weatherization and energy efficiency funding through the Department of Energy (DOE). "In southern We...

West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner Provides Information on New Federal COBRA Law

The West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner is available to assist West Virginians with questions about COBRA and other insurance state group continuation coverage for workers who lose their jobs Commissioner Jane Cline announced today.

Rahall Announces $13M for Crime Fighting Grants in West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) today announced the availability of $13,139,007 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to continue the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program in ...

Rahall Announces $18M for Public Transit

U.S. Representative Nick J. Rahall (D-WV), today announced the availability of $18,675,475 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to repair and rebuild West Virginia’s public transit infrastructure. “Transit spells success for citize...

First Recovery and Reinvestment Contracts Advertised for DOH March Bidding

Two bridge overlays, one slide repair and five resurfacing projects totaling 11 miles are among the first Reinvestment and Recovery contracts to be advertised for upcoming Division of Highways bid openings March 19, Gov. Joe Manchin announced today. ...

President Obama, Senator Jay Rockefeller, Senator Robert Byrd and Representative Nick Rahall Deliver Millions in Highway Funds for West Virginia

President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Senator Jay Rockefeller, Senator Robert Byrd and Representative Nick Rahall today released $210 for West Virginia from the American Recovery and Reinvestment A...

Recovery Act Information - Diesel Emissions Reduction

Background: The Recovery Act provided $300 million for activities under the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA). Of the $300 million total nationally, 30 percent ($90 million) is direct grants to states and the other 70 percent in competitive grants...

Recovery Act - Leaking Underground Storage Tank Information

The proposed Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Trust Fund site list that is eligible for ARRA (Recovery Act) spending in West Virginia contains seventy five (75) sites and was influenced significantly by the firsthand knowledge and historical inf...

Rahall Announces $2.9M 2009 Recovery Act Funding for Huntington Area

U.S. Representative Nick Rahall (D-WV), announced today that the Huntington area has received $2,917,474 in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s 2009 Recovery Act funds. “HUD continues to help people in southern...

Byrd Announces Infusion Of Funds To West Virginia As Part Of Stimulus Bill

– Senator Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., announced today that the State of West Virginia and many local cities throughout the State will begin receiving more than $6.6 million in federal funding as part of the recently enacted stimulus bill. The monies, admi...

Rahall Announces Grant Opportunity through COPS Program

U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) today announced that the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) will begin taking applications for a COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) starting in March of 2009. “Additional police officers will increase...

Byrd Announces Stimulus Funding For Community Health Centers

Washington, D.C¡K. U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., is pleased to announce the release of nearly $7 million to 29 West Virginia Health Centers. This funding was made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. ¡§Boldly addressin...
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