announces nearly $8 million in federal grants for various improvement
projects in West Virginia communities
Over the past week, Gov. Jim Justice made stops in five communities
across West Virginia, announcing nearly $8 million in
federal Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) from the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development that had been awarded to various
counties and municipalities throughout the state to go toward water,
wastewater and broadband improvement projects.
On Thursday, the governor held one of these events in McDowell County,
where he announced three separate grants within the county, totaling
$3.43 million. Two of them were for wastewater system upgrades in the
towns of Bradshaw ($1.5 million) and Iaeger ($1.3 million). The third
grant – awarded
to the McDowell County Commission – is worth an additional $630,000
and will go toward adding fiber lines to improve internet connectivity
near the Bull Creek and Isaban areas. [View Press