CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin presented more than $12 million in Small Cities Block Grant funds Tuesday, March 8, for 13 critical infrastructure projects to support communities across West Virginia. In total, more than $44 million in other federal, state and local funding will support these projects for more than 17,000 West Virginia households, improving infrastructure reliability statewide.
“Today’s grant funding kicks off a number of anticipated improvement projects in cities and communities across West Virginia,” Gov. Tomblin said. “Economic development projects and infrastructure improvements, like those supported by the Small Cities Block Grant program, are investments that not only open the door to new business prospects, but also improve the quality of life for West Virginians now and for years to come.”
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.
— Logan County Commission: $1,300,000
This $4.95 million project will enable the Logan County Public Service District to extend water service to approximately 195 residential households in the communities of Big Harts Creek, Smokehouse Road, White Oak Branch, and surrounding areas of Logan County. The project will provide a reliable source of water in the project area which is currently served by private wells.
— Lincoln County Commission: $1,500,000
This $4.57 million project will enable the Lincoln County Public Service District to extend safe drinking water to 147 new household customers in the areas of Lower Mud River, Laurel Creek, Straight Fork, Buffalo Creek, Little Buffalo Creek, and surrounding areas. The project includes a 100,000 gallon storage tank; one pressure reducing station; and 51 fire hydrants, valves, and individual customer services.