West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice held a virtual ceremony to announce the award of 19 grants, worth $13,734,817 in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, which have been dedicated to various water/sewer, broadband, demolition, and park improvement projects to communities in 14 counties across the state. The allocations locally include:
County Commission (Hampshire
Title: Hampshire County Commission’s Southwestern Water Extension Project
Purpose: The project will extend water service along US Route 220 from Hardy County line north, including Old Mountain Road, Huffman Road, and Phillip Vincent Road in Hampshire County. Currently, customers experience a poor quality and unreliable quantity of drinking water. The project will serve 80 new customers.
County Commission (Hampshire County)
Title: Former Hampshire Memorial Hospital Demolition and Brownfield Abatement Project
Purpose: This project will consist of demolition and brownfield abatement of the former Hampshire Memorial Hospital. The structure is no longer feasible for rehabilitation due to the structure’s current state of deterioration and environmental contamination.