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West Virginia governor allocates remainder of federal pandemic funding

West Virginia

CHARLESTON, WV (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has announced allocations for the state’s remaining balance from federal CARES Act funding.

West Virginia had until a Dec. 31 deadline to allocate the remaining $123 million. On Tuesday, Justice announced a $48 million program to expand nursing education and recruitment.

On Thursday, the can governor said $22 million will be spent for a back-to-work initiative, while $10 million will go to the Department of Health and Human Resources to help first responders.

The governor is giving $15.2 million to state agencies to recover costs for frontline employees during the pandemic. In addition, $7.25 million will support food pantries and homeless shelters.

$250,000 will be provided to each of these organizations:

  • Union Mission (Charleston)
  • Clarksburg Mission (Clarksburg)
  • Huntington City Mission (Huntington)
  • Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission (Martinsburg)
  • Bluefield Union Mission (Bluefield)
  • Union Mission of Fairmont | WV Rescue Ministries (Fairmont)
  • Faith Mission Homeless Shelter (Hurricane)

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