This week, Senator Manchin's staff attended the ribbon cutting for Buffalo Creek Rail Corridor as well as the signage unveiling at the Sandstone Visitors Center at New River Gorge National Park and Preserve.


Appalachian Service Project has provided an irreplaceable service to the West Side of Charleston. I have always said that what makes West Virginians some of the best people in our nation is the unwavering commitment to helping a neighbor in need. This neighborhood revitalization project was completed with outstanding community support and I know it is deeply appreciated by our residents. Please join me in thanking ASP for their service to our state. 


Brig. Gen. David Cochran assumed command of the West Virginia Air National Guard from outgoing commander, Brig. Gen. Ray Shepard, on July 28, 2021, at the 130th Airlift Wing, McLaughlin Air National Guard Base in Charleston.  Cochran will become the second African-American Assistant Adjutant General - Air in the state’s history, following a lineage of diverse military leaders at the helm of the WVANG. I wish him the best of luck for what is sure to be a bright future. 


This week, my staff participated in the ribbon cutting on the new office of Raleigh County Parks and Recreation. It is no secret that we live in the most naturally beautiful state in our nation.  Tourism and recreation are very important to us, and it is through the efforts of our Parks and Recreation offices that we are able to encourage people from across the state and nation to come enjoy our stunning parks, enjoy our unique local shops and restaurants, and meet our wonderful people. From hiking and camping, to sports and fun-filled events, Raleigh County parks truly offer it all.



Visit manchin.senate.gov/arp for more information.

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $495,290 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for outreach efforts to encourage and increase COVID-19 vaccinations at three rural health clinics in West Virginia.
“The COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are safe, effective and are vital to defeating the COVID-19 pandemic. As we experience a rise in the Delta variant across America and West Virginia, COVID-19 vaccines are the best way to protect ourselves and our loved ones. This funding from the American Rescue Plan will help increase vaccine confidence, support community outreach and encourage vaccinations across West Virginia. I am proud of the continued efforts across the state to provide COVID-19 vaccines to every West Virginian who wants one, but we still have more work to do. I will continue to support state and local efforts to vaccinate more West Virginians to keep ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities safe,” said Senator Manchin.
“We are grateful for this important funding and deeply appreciate Senator Manchin’s work to secure it,” said Mark Boucot, president and CEO, Potomac Valley Hospital. “The funding will be critical as we continue our efforts to vaccinate as many West Virginians as possible to defeat the virus.”
“As West Virginia and the rest of America witness a rise in the Delta variant, getting vaccinated is more important than ever. With this funding, Family Healthcare Associates will continue to encourage our fellow West Virginians to get vaccinated and protect their loved ones and communities from this terrible virus. I thank Senator Manchin for supporting the American Rescue Plan and advocating for West Virginia to receive funding to help us fight the COVID-19 virus,” said Dr. Michael Muscari, Family Healthcare Associates.
Individual awards listed below:

  • $297,174 – Family Healthcare Associates
  • $148,587 – Potomac Valley Hospital of W. VA., Inc.
  • $49,529 – Community Health Association

Senator Manchin successfully fought to include $800 million in the American Rescue Plan to help students experiencing homelessness
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $3,743,199 from the American Rescue Plan to help West Virginia schools identify and support students experiencing homelessness. West Virginia has received nearly $5 million from the $800 million Senator Manchin fought to include in the American Rescue Plan to help students experiencing homelessness.
“Every child across America and West Virginia should have a roof over their head every single night,” said Senator Manchin. “I fought to ensure that the American Rescue Plan included $800 million to help identify and assist students currently experiencing homelessness. Today’s approval of state plans releases the second round of funding. West Virginia alone will be receiving more than $3.7 million, which is good news for the more than 10,000 West Virginia children and youth currently experiencing homelessness. This fight is far from over, and I’ll keep working with the Department of Education to ensure our children get the help they need and deserve.”
In the United States, over 1.5 million children and youth are currently experiencing homelessness. In West Virginia alone there are over 10,000 children and youth currently experiencing homelessness. The COVID-19 pandemic has compounded this issue with high unemployment, unstable living conditions, and job insecurity, resulting in higher rates of homelessness in children, youth and families.
On July 6th, Senator Manchin announced that West Virginia was eligible to apply for the second round of funding from the $800 million included in the American Rescue Plan to help schools identify and support students experiencing homelessness.
In April, Senator Manchin announced West Virginia received $1,246,924 in the first round of funding. 



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