$1.4M for flood recovery of West Virginia small businesses

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Department of Commerce says more than $1.4 million has been awarded to small businesses in 11 counties in the state’s long-term recovery initiative following last June’s flooding.

According to the department, more than 100 applications were submitted shortly after the program was announced to help businesses stay open.

Funding includes more than $700,000 in Greenbrier County, $200,000 in Nicholas County and $150,000 in and Kanawha County.

Money also has been designated for businesses in Clay, Fayette, Jackson, Lincoln, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers and Webster counties.

Mini-grant applications are being accepted through Wednesday.

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