Grant money approved for W.Va. courthouse improvements

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Courthouses across West Virginia could be under construction thanks to grant money.

The West Virginia Courthouse Facilities Improvement Authority (CFIA) approved more than $1.9 million in funding for projects in 2019.

Kanawha, Wayne, Logan, Jackson, Braxton, Fayette and Roane counties will each get $100,000 for facility repairs. The counties would need to provide at least a 20 percent match.

The money would go towards the following improvements:

Kanawha County: Replacement of fire alarm system
Wayne County: Replacement of HVAC system (phase 1 of 2)
Logan County: Upgrade to main elevator
Jackson County: Upgrade to main incoming electrical service
Braxton County: Replacement of courthouse roof
Fayette County: Upgrade to HVAC system in judicial annex (phase 1)
Roane County: Installation of wet pipe sprinkler system

Barbour, Berkeley, Doddridge, Hancock, Jefferson, Marion, McDowell, Monroe, Ohio, Pleasants, Randolph, Summers, Tucker, and Upshur counties are on the list to receive grant money as well.

The grant money comes from circuit court fees including the fees for concealed weapons permits, marriage licenses, processing criminal bonds, felony cases, and filing deeds. According to the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, no tax money is used for the grants.

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