Janett, the agency director of Hospice of Southern WV, contacted Senator Manchin's office for assistance with efforts to utilize the parking area of the Army Reserve Building in Beaver for their annual fund raiser, the Friends of Charity Auto Fair.  In the past, they have been unable to use the lot.  After the Senator's inquiry was submitted to the Army, the Reserve Center contacted Janett directly and let her know the parking lot could be used for the fundraiser.

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This week, Senator Manchin's staff attended the ribbon cutting for the Goodwill Industries of the Kanawha Valley's newest location in Bluefield as well as the groundbreaking for Trinity Motors in Beckley. The beginning of any new business during these challenging times is something to celebrate.


Regional Coordinator Ben Spurlock attends the groundbreaking for Trinity Motors and ribbon cutting for Goodwill in Bluefield.


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Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $2,401,000 from the American Rescue Plan for three West Virginia community-based healthcare providers. This funding is distributed through the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and will be used to support healthcare providers that provide primary care services in rural and underserved communities.

“As we continue to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, our West Virginia healthcare providers continue to go above and beyond to care for their fellow West Virginians, all while operating on shoestring budgets. The American Rescue Plan provides essential support to healthcare providers across the state as they respond to the pandemic,” said Senator Manchin. “This funding from the American Rescue Plan is great news for three West Virginia health center look-alikes that meet the requirements of the Health Center Program, but do not receive funding from the program. I will continue to fight for funding to support rural healthcare providers in the Mountain State as we continue to address the COVID-19 pandemic and work to vaccinate more West Virginians.”

Individual awards listed below:

  • $1,006,250 – Hygeia Facilities Foundation, Inc.
  • $894,750 – Rural Health Access Corporation
  • $500,000 – Logan-Mingo Area Mental Health, Inc.

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $5,425,896 from the American Rescue Plan for 21 rural hospitals across West Virginia, with each rural hospital receiving $258,376. The awards are distributed through the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) and will be used for COVID-19 testing and mitigation efforts.

“Our rural hospitals continue to be on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, working tirelessly to provide quality care to West Virginians while operating on shoestring budgets. The American Rescue Plan continues to deliver critical relief to West Virginia, and this funding for 21 rural hospitals across the state will help curb the spread of the virus. We know widespread testing is vital to ending this pandemic, and this funding from the American Rescue Plan will support testing and mitigation efforts for rural communities across the Mountain State,” said Senator Manchin.

Individual awards listed below:
Each hospital will receive $258,376.

  • Boone Memorial Hospital
  • Broaddus Hospital
  • Grafton City Hospital
  • Grant Memorial Hospital
  • Hampshire Memorial Hospital
  • Minnie Hamilton Health System
  • Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital
  • Montgomery General Hospital
  • Plateau Medical Center
  • Pocahontas Memorial Hospital
  • Roane General Hospital
  • Sistersville General Hospital
  • Summers County ARH
  • War Memorial Hospital
  • Webster County Memorial Hospital
  • WVU Medicine Braxton County Memorial Hospital
  • WVU Medicine Jackson General Hospital
  • WVU Medicine Jefferson Medical Center
  • WVU Medicine Potomac Valley Hospital
  • WVU Medicine St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • WVU Medicine Summersville Regional Medical Center
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) applauded the U.S. Department of Education approval of West Virginia's American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) plan, and the subsequent distribution of the final $254,348,143 to West Virginia schools. The American Rescue Plan provided in total more than $760 million for West Virginia schools to safely reopen schools, and equitably expand opportunity for students who need it most, particularly those most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“After the last year of the COVID-19 pandemic and unprecedented changes, West Virginia students deserve to return to safe, supportive schools in the fall,” said Senator Manchin. “The American Rescue Plan provides West Virginia schools with more than $760 million to safely open our schools and help our students catch up after the last year. I am pleased the Department of Education has approved West Virginia’s plan for these funds and look forward to seeing the positive impacts for our students.”
Top Priorities within West Virginia’s plan:
  • Addressing the social and academic issues of students
  • Addressing the significant number of secondary learners that failed to earn credits
  • Addressing the decline in academic performance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
Highlights of West Virginia’s Plan:
  • Returning to In Person Learning in 2021: Barring any significant change in COVID-19 infection rates for the state, it is the expectation of the West Virginia Board of Education (WVBOE) that all 55 districts will provide in-person instruction five days per week when the 2021-2022 school year begins.
  • Safely Reopening Schools and Sustaining Safe Operations: In preparation of the 2020-2021 school year, the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) developed a Roadmap-to-Recovery that outlines the rules under which schools operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Roadmap document has been updated regularly and is available for public comment now. West Virginia began a campaign encouraging high school students to get vaccinated in April 2021, which included hosting student vaccination clinics and engaging students and families on social media and will continue into the fall of 2021.
  • Addressing the Academic Impact of Lost Instructional Time: Districts in West Virginia will implement evidence-based interventions to address the impact of lost instructional time on students, including meeting the needs of students disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. WVDE also will support its districts by expanding state Technical Assistance Centers (TACs), which will support these interventions through professional development programs. WVDE will bolster three existing TACs by establishing two additional TACs using ARP ESSER funds, which will focus on grades 6-12 STEM and student support and wellbeing.
  • Supporting Students’ and Educators’ Social, Emotional, and Mental Health Needs: WVDE has made districts aware that ESSER funds may be used to support mental health services and programs for staff to address stress or trauma brought on by COVID-19 and its impacts on communities.


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