Capito announces nearly $11 million for various West Virginia programs

PRESS RELEASE:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a total of $10,953,774 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), to support various projects throughout West Virginia.

HHS FUNDINGSenator Capito secured $9,610,267 in funding from HHS to support a variety of health improvement projects and research at West Virginia University (WVU).

“I’m happy to see critical resources from HHS making their way to West Virginia to help support efforts that continue important research at WVU, addressing substance use, strengthening mental health programs, supporting nurse practitioner programs, and preventing underage drinking,” Senator Capito said.

NSF AND NIST RESEARCH FUNDING: Senator Capito secured $901,548 in funding for several research projects at higher education institutions in West Virginia from NSF and NIST.

“The funding announced for the Mountain State Educational Services Cooperative will help strengthen the education, training, and development of West Virginia’s future workforce,” Ranking Member Capito said. “I’m also excited that The Wild Ramp in Huntington, which supports local farmers and consumers, is receiving grant funding. The EPW Committee works closely with the ARC to support proven entities that serve local communities, and I’m thrilled to help continue investing in West Virginia through both of these organizations.”

Individual awards listed below:

  • $3,483,954 in HHS funding to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) (Charleston, W.Va.) to support Ryan White Part B Supplemental.
  • $2,858,964 in HHS research funding for WVU (Morgantown, W.Va.) to support the IDeA State Consortium for a Clinical Research Resource Center, specifically the “Increasing Clinical Trials in IDeA States through Communication of Opportunities, Effective Marketing, and Workforce Development” program.
  • $750,000 in HHS funding for Westbrook Health Services, Inc. (Parkersburg, W.Va.) to support substance abuse and mental health services.
  • $700,000 in HHS funding for Marshall University (Huntington, W.Va.) to support a nurse practitioner residency fellowship program.
  • $678,000 in HHS funding for Prestera Center for Mental Health Services, Inc. (Huntington, W.Va.) to support substance abuse and mental health services.
  • $635,349 in HHS funding for Cabin Creek Health Systems, Inc. (Charleston, W.Va.) to support a nurse practitioner residency fellowship program.
  • $444,000 in HHS funding Marshall University (Huntington, W.Va.) to support oral diseases and disorders research.
  • $416,959 in ARC funding to Mountain State Educational Services Cooperative (Dunbar, W.Va.) to support local workforce development.
  • $390,000 in NSF research funding through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) for WVU (Morgantown, W.Va.) to support research that will create new methods to study the structures of biological macromolecules such as proteins.
  • $312,774 in continued NSF funding to Concord University (Athens, W.Va.) to support environmental research.
  • $198,774 in NSF research funding for WVU (Morgantown, W.Va.) to support advanced brain research.
  • $60,000 from HHS’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention in grant funding for Morgan County Partnership, Inc. (Berkeley Springs, W.Va.) to support Morgan County Partnership’s “Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking” program.
  • $25,000 in ARC funding for The Wild Ramp, Tri-State Local Foods, Inc. (Huntington, W.Va.) to support local famers and consumers.
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