WASHINGTON — The City of Parsons will receive $350,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration that will support flood recovery efforts. In a joint announcement Tuesday, West Virginia's U.S. Senators, Joe Manchin, D, and Shelley Moore Capito, R — both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee — said the funds will support infrastructure improvements to a newly established business park that serves area businesses impacted by flooding in 2017.
“When disaster strikes, West Virginians work hard to help their communities and their neighbors recover,” Capito said. “Whether it is through donations or ensuring flood victims continue to have resources they need to rebuild their lives, private-sector leaders are critical partners in these efforts. This funding will help give area businesses in Parsons a location in which they can recover and create new opportunity for West Virginians.”“This funding from the Economic Development Administration will assist with infrastructure improvements, which are vital to our state, creating and saving jobs in Parsons and investing $350,000 into the community,” Manchin said. "This grant will help the Parsons Business Park gain sewer service and expand on the $20 million that was recently awarded by the Department of Transportation’s BUILD Grant program to complete the section of Corridor H from Kerens to Parsons."