WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,074,068 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Emergency Management Performance Grant Program – COVID-19 Supplemental (EMPG-S). This funding was made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) that was signed into law on Friday, March 27, and will assist West Virginians in their efforts to meet the challenges of this pandemic.
“As chairman of Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, I am very pleased to see this support coming to West Virginia,” said Senator Capito. “This funding, which I advocated for, will help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by strengthening our emergency management services, improve our state’s COVID-19 related data collection, and provide our communities with the resources and strategy necessary to keep our residents safe. I will continue to put the priorities of West Virginians first as we respond to the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic presents and advocate for the support our residents need.”
“As our public health and emergency management professionals respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, they need all of the help they can get. This support from FEMA will help our professionals prevent, prepare, and respond to the crisis that is affecting every West Virginian and American. I will continue fighting for West Virginia to receive the resources necessary to fight this pandemic and ensure that our public health officials are supported during this uncertain time,” said Senator Manchin.