Associated Press Published

State Backs $5.1M in Development Grants

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State officials have recommended 11 Appalachian Regional Commission grants for $5.1 million for programs for economic development and infrastructure projects across West Virginia.

They include $1.5 million to replace water lines in two areas in the city of Welch, $430,000 for the town of Reedy to correct sewage inflow and infiltration problems and $1.85 million for Flatwoods-Canoe Run PSD to extend public water service in the Flatwoods area.

Other recommendations are $250,000 to Region 1 Planning and Development Council to provide high-accuracy mapping of sewer system infrastructure across 11 counties in southern West Virginia and $350,000 for the state’s Development Office to employ staff to provide technical assistance to grant applicants and recipients and monitor projects.