Posted: Dec 13, 2016

Governor Tomblin Presents Small City Block Grants to Region VII Projects

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today presented more than $12 million in Small Cities Block Grant funds for 12 critical infrastructure projects to support communities across West Virginia. In total, more than $47 million in other federal, state and local funds will support these projects, serving more than 6,500 residents and approximately 1,000 West Virginia households, improving infrastructure reliability statewide.

From Region VII’s district, the Town of Davis and the Upshur County Commission received the following awards: 

TOWN OF DAVIS (Tucker County) - $200,000
This $2.34 million project will replace the existing water system serving the town, which is antiquated and plagued by frequent line breaks. The project will also include the rehabilitation of a water impoundment and water treatment plant updates to serve more than 430 residential households and businesses.

UPSHUR COUNTY COMMISSION - $283,434
This $6.5 million project will make improvements to the Elkins Road Public Service District water distribution system and extend new water service to 82 households which currently rely on private water supplies and wells with poor quality water. In all, more than 1,100 households will benefit from this project.

Small Cities Block Grant funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Community Development Division of the West Virginia Development Office manages the administration of these funds. For a complete list of awards, please visit: http://www.governor.wv.gov/media/pressreleases/2016/Pages/Governor-Tomblin-Presents-12-Communities-with-Small-Cities-Block-Grants.aspx