WV – During his latest daily coronavirus briefing today, Gov.
Jim Justice announced that West Virginia has received $625 million in
funding from the federal government to assist the State in its ongoing
response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Governor added that West Virginia will also receive an additional
$625 million within the next two weeks, making for a combined federal
stimulus total of $1.25 billion.
“All along, I have believed that our President and Congress would do the
right thing and get us the money we are going to need to rebuild West
Virginia,” Gov. Justice said. “I want to commend President Trump and our
all our Congressional delegation for securing this money. We are grateful
The United States Treasury is expected to issue guidelines tomorrow on
how this money can be used by cities, counties, and states.
“I have asked the President to give us, as a State, as well as our
counties and cities, more flexibility with how we can use this money to
reopen and rebuild,” Gov. Justice said. “We need the flexibility to put
this money where it’s needed most to help us rebuild stronger than ever.
“The sooner we have the flexibility to use this money in the ways we need
it most, the better we will be,” Gov. Justice said. “This pandemic has
done damage in ways that can’t always be seen. It’s thousands of business
owners who have laid off their employees. It’s all the cities,
municipalities, and counties who are seeing their revenues dry up. It’s
our frontline soldiers who are fighting this disease every single day.”