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WV to receive more than $68 million from FEMA grant for lost wages program

West Virginia

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – West Virginia will receive $68,269,946 from a FEMA grant as part of the lost wages program for citizens who are unemployed due to COVID-19.

FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor, who approved the grant for West Virginia, says the grant funding will allow West Virginia to provide those unemployed due to the pandemic $300 per week on top of their regular unemployment benefit. 

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) says FEMA will work with West Virginia Governor Jim Justice as he implements state systems to make this funding available to the residents of the state.

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