WASHINGTON, D.C. (WVNS)– Congresswoman Carol Miller, Senator Joe Manchin and Senator Shelley Moore Capito announced a grant to help rebuild schools that were damaged during the flooding in 2016.
The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funded $131,671,988.85 to the West Virginia School Building Authority. Congresswoman Miller and Sen. Manchin announced the grant on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.
“As we continued to rebuild after the devastation of the 2016 flooding, it is crucial that our children have the safest and most innovative schools to learn each day,” Congresswoman Miller stated.
“After the terrible flooding in 2016 that ravaged West Virginia and killed 23 people, I knew that it would be a long and difficult road to recovery. I hope that rebuilding these three schools will bring peace of mind to the families that had their lives upended,” Sen. Manchin stated.
“Through my chairmanship, I’ve worked extensively with FEMA Region III Administrator MaryAnn Tierney to make sure we take care of this community and get our kids back in proper schools. I look forward to continuing working with our partners in the Administration to provide even more funds upon approval of the cost-share adjustment,” Sen. Capito stated.
The funding will be used to rebuild Richwood Middle and High School, and Summersville Middle School.