West Virginia Week In Review - July 15, 2023


West Virginia Week in Review

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Gov. Justice welcomes Sen. Captio, NTIA's Alan Davidson to discuss broadband funding
Gov. Jim Justice welcomed Sen. Shelley Moore Capito and NTIA Administrator Alan Davidson to discuss the recent procurement of $1.2 billion in funding through the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program.

This funding, administered by the NTIA, will accelerate West Virginia's broadband expansion and provide high-speed internet access for over 270,000 unserved locations.
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Gov. Justice announces over $18 million in ARC grant award recommendations for projects across West Virginia
Gov. Justice announced over $18 million in Appalachian Regional Commission grant funding recommendations for 11 projects across West Virginia.

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is an economic development partnership agency of the federal government and 13 state governments across the Appalachian region. ARC’s mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia.
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“These upgrades are going to be phenomenal, and we really appreciate the Appalachian Regional Commission for giving us the ability to recommend and give these grants to these communities throughout West Virginia,” Gov. Justice said. “These projects will not only address many of our community and economic development needs in the state, but also take advantage of our assets so that we can continue to grow our economy.”
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Gov. Justice proclaims it National Forest Week in West Virginia
Gov. Justice declared it National Forest Week in West Virginia, urging residents to embrace adventure and explore the breathtaking woodlands scattered across the state.
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Gov. Justice announces high-visibility speeding enforcement campaign through July
Gov. Justice announced the West Virginia Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP) is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to remind motorists and motorcyclists to slow down and obey posted speed limits when traveling on West Virginia’s roads.

Speeding is a dangerous, illegal, and aggressive behavior responsible for more than one-quarter of all traffic-related fatalities nationally and nearly one-quarter of roadway fatalities in West Virginia.
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Gov. Justice offers condolences after passing of 19-year-old volunteer firefighter
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Gov. Justice speaks at Contractors Association of West Virginia's centennial celebration
Gov. Justice addressed Contractors Association of West Virginia members at their centennial celebration, expressing gratitude for their valuable contributions to enhancing the state's roadways, particularly mentioning their transformative work through the Roads to Prosperity Program.
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Also this week:

Gov. Justice celebrates Myrtle Brabb's 105th birthday

Mileground Road expansion project on track; paving continues in Monongalia and surrounding counties

DHHR addresses stolen SNAP benefits


Contact Information

Jordan Damron, jordan.l.damron@wv.gov; CJ Harvey, cj.harvey@wv.gov


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