COPY-Block grant funding topping $14m heading to W.Va. localities

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than $12 million in federal funding is heading to 14 infrastructure projects in West Virginia.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomlin announced the Small Cities Block Grants on Thursday, adding that more than $27 million in other government funding will be used to support those projects.

He said the projects will benefit more than 7,300 West Virginia households.

They primarily involve the delivery of water services and water treatment projects.

The funding ranges from $1.3 million to extend water service to 68 households in the Braxton County town of Burnsville to $1.5 million to the Pendleton County Commission to extend water service to 134 households in the Seneca area.

Other grants totaling $1.5 million are going to Pine Grove in Wetzel County, Rowlesburg in Preston County and the Wyoming County Commission.

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