Funding for Community Projects Coming to City of Wheeling

Funding for Key Community Projects Coming to City of Wheeling Thanks to Efforts of U.S.

WHEELING, W.VA. – Officials in the City of Wheeling and Wheeling Heritage are pleased with the passage of legislation for fiscal year 2022 that contains more than $3.8 million in projects for the Friendly City thanks to the efforts of U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.).

The House and Senate passed the bipartisan omnibus bill last late last week. The package included the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 and the final list of Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) projects that will be funded for this year’s federal spending cycle. Now that the bill has passed the Senate, it will be sent to the White House for President Biden’s signature.

These congressionally-directed projects can only be requested by units of local government or non-profit organizations. 

“The projects being funded through the reinstituted Congressionally Directed Spending process will create jobs, enhance ongoing economic development efforts, and greatly enhance the quality of life for our residents. I appreciate the efforts of Senators Capito and Manchin to direct this money to the City of Wheeling and look forward to President Biden signing the bill into law,” said Mayor Glenn Elliott.

Projects for Wheeling include the following: 

  • $1,001,000 for Wheeling Law Enforcement Technology Program for technology upgrades in the planned new Public Safety Building.
  • $500,000 to support reuse and redevelopment of the closed Ohio Valley Medical Center.
  • $150,000 for improvements to the roofs at Centre Market.
  • $546,000 to work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to design and engineer flood control improvements on Elm Run Creek.
  • $1,000,000 for upgrades to the Wheeling Artisan Center, a building owned by the City and managed by Wheeling National Heritage Corporation for public and community uses.
  • $620,000 for a new Wheeling Food Hub by Grow Ohio Valley.

The City of Wheeling looks forward to continuing the relationship with leaders like Manchin and Capito to make progress for our citizens and families.

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