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Sen. Capito announces federal grants for Morgantown-area projects

MORGANTOWN — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced on Monday resources from several federal agencies for projects that will support initiatives across the state, including economic development, education, environmental cleanup and drug interdiction projects.

Here are Morgantown-area projects.

Health and Human Services:

  • $1,805,512 in HHS Head Start Program funding to the Monongalia County Board of Education
  • $526,400 in HHS Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry Research funding to West Virginia University.

Department of Education Rural Postsecondary and Economic Development Program:

  • $1,956,655 to EdVenture Group.

Environmental Protection Agency:

  • $1,999,062 in EPA Brownfields Cleanup funding to the city of Morgantown.
  • $40,000 to WVU to enhance the university’s adoption of pollution prevention practices.

Department of Agriculture for rural economic development projects:

  • $100,000 in USDA Rural Development Rural Energy for America Program grant funding to WVU to conduct energy audits at small businesses across West Virginia.
  • $21,273 in REAP grant funding to support the purchase and installation of an energy-efficient solar array at Terra Petra Farm, Albright, Preston County.

National Science Foundation:

  • $555,647 to WVU for a research project titled, “Collaborative Research: The Militarized Dispute Data 2015-2024 and Beyond.”
  • $30,000 NSF award to WVU for a project titled, “Conference: The 42nd Southeastern-Atlantic Regional Conference on Differential Equations.”

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