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Manchin announces money for homeless

Washington, D.C. — Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $2,134,042 from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to counties across West Virginia as part of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program.

This funding will be used to provide food and housing to West Virginians experiencing food insecurity and homelessness. The American Rescue Plan provided $1,611,995 through FEMA and the remaining $522,047 was allocated through annual appropriations.

“Every West Virginian should have access to quality, affordable food and a roof over their head at night. Addressing food insecurity and housing instability continues to be one of my top priorities, and I am pleased FEMA is investing more than $2 million across the state to provide food and housing assistance to West Virginians in need. Three quarters of this funding is allocated through the American Rescue Plan, which has been a lifeline for many West Virginians currently experiencing homelessness,” said Manchin. “I will continue to advocate for funding and resources to support West Virginians experiencing homelessness.”

Monongalia County will receive $97,804 from the American Rescue Plan.

Also from that plan, money will go to Wetzel County, $20,703; and Taylor County, $16,407.

Funding through annual appropriations includes $31,644 to Monongalia County, $6,698 to Wetzel and $5,308 to Taylor.

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