CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin recently presented more than $12 million in Small Cities Block Grant funds for 12 critical infrastructure projects to support communities across West Virginia on Tuesday, Dec. 13.
In total, more than $47 million in other federal, state and local funds will support these projects, serving more than 6,500 residents and approximately 1,000 West Virginia households, improving infrastructure reliability statewide.
“During my time as governor, we have awarded hundreds of improvement projects to cities and communities across West Virginia, and I am pleased to continue that tradition once more with these awards,” Gov. Tomblin said. “The economic development projects and infrastructure improvements supported by the Small Cities Block Grant program truly do make a difference. Not only do they improve our statewide infrastructure and poise West Virginia for future economic growth, they support West Virginia households in need and improve the quality of life for our residents.”
Small Cities Block Grant funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Community Development Division of the West Virginia Development Office manages the administration of these funds.
— Town of Chapmanville (Logan)
$1,500,000 — This $2.53 million project will improve the water system serving more than 900 existing residential households and businesses in the Town of Chapmanville and surrounding areas through system upgrades and the replacement of leaking water lines.
— Mingo County Commission
$1,500,000 —This $4.79 million project will enable the Mingo County Public Service District to complete the Beech Creek water extension project. This project will provide dependable water service and fire protection to 252 unserved households that currently rely on private water sources.