For Immediate Release:
April 8, 2019
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $4,212,764 for four AmeriCorps programs around the state of West Virginia from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The funding will be used to help AmeriCorps volunteer programs assist the communities they serve, execute each organization’s mission and assist with educational costs in the state of West Virginia.
"I have always been a strong believer in the power of community-based organizations because they can truly make a huge difference in the communities they serve. These organizations are effective because they know exactly how to best serve their community and what their neighbors need most. I am proud that as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I can bring resources like this to West Virginia and help better our communities and serve West Virginians," said Senator Manchin.
"West Virginians are quick to lend a hand to neighbors and work hard to make their communities better places to live,” Senator Capito said. “From conservation to promoting financial literacy, these projects will benefit from the volunteers supported through this funding, and participants will be able to experience what makes our state a wonderful place to call home."
Individual awards are listed below:
- $1,116,925– United Way of Central West Virginia in Charleston
- $769,745– High Rocks Education Corporation in Hillsboro
- $755,800– Appalachian Forest Heritage Area in Elkins
- $274,864– Grow Ohio Valley in Wheeling
Jonathan Kott (Manchin), 202-228-1810 ; Tyler Hernandez (Capito), 202-224-6472