WASHINGTON, D.C. (WSAZ) -- Several West Virginia counties are among more than 600 projects nationwide that were awarded more than $21 million in federal funding for agricultural projects, according to information from U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's office.
Grant and loan funding was secured through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), which is authorized by the 2008 Farm Bill.
Following are the awarded grants in West Virginia:
- Waterstone, Inc., in Fayette County will use a $24,401 grant to install energy efficiency improvements in their retail office building located in Fayetteville.
- Malcolm Farms in Hardy County will use a $29,848 grant to establish solar panels on their poultry farm to assist in energy generation of on-farm operations.
- Caperton Furnitureworks LLC, located in Morgan County, will use a $75,000 grant to provide energy-efficiency improvements to the their manufacturing facility.
- Patrick and Mary Ellen Cassidy DBA will use a $50,000 grant to assist in the installation of energy-efficiency improvements in the First State Capitol building located in Wheeling.
- Alyeska Inc. (also known as Big Bear Lake Campground), located in Preston County, will use a $47,593 grant to create energy-efficiency improvements at the campground.
- Court Street Properties, LLC, in Fayette County will use a $4,101 grant to assist in the installation of energy-efficiency improvements in the Hamilton Building located in Fayetteville.
- South ill Creek Farm in Grant County will use a $2,778 grant to make energy-efficiency improvements to their operations.
- Mountaineer Stairworks in Hardy County will use a $3,900 grant to assist in the installation of a wood-fired broiler heating system in the company’s manufacturing facility.
- David Downs DBA, located in Tucker County, will use an $18,442 grant to assist in the installation of energy-efficiency improvements in the Thayer Building located in Thomas.