Local communities to see funding
According to information provided by the office of Sen. Joe Manchin, local counties and municipalities are set to receive funding from the new COVID relief legislation, including:
• Brooke County: $4.25 million
• Hancock County: $5.59 million
• Beech Bottom: $200,000
• Bethany: $330,000
• Chester: $990,000
• Follansbee: $1.13 million
• New Cumberland: $420,000
• Weirton: $10.59 million
• Wellsburg: $1.05 million
• Windsor Heights: $160,000
This is a portion of the $677 million in direct funding set for West Virginia’s local governments.
Funds can be used to cover expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic, lost revenue related to the pandemic and necessary investments in water, sewer and broadband infrastructure.