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Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-2) Announces Rural Business Development Grant for Hardy and Hampshire Counties

October 5, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Congressman Alex X. Mooney announced $85,000 in grant funding from the United States Department of Agriculture

“The United States Department of Agriculture announced $85,000 worth of grant funding for rural development in Hardy and Hampshire Counties. These grants will help promote local farmers and products while developing and implementing new and innovative farming techniques. If my office can ever be of assistance in helping secure more grants like these I encourage local organizations and individuals to reach out to my office at any time,” said Rep. Alex X. Mooney.

Specific Grant Information Listed Below:

Eastern WV Community and Technical College Foundation (WV-2) (HARDY COUNTY)

Rural Development grant of $32,000

Project Description: Rural Development funds will be used for the development and implementation of agriculture development program including Agriculture Action Council, Ag-Innovation Program, Farm Transition Plan and Bicohar Research and Education Initiative.

Farm Work Wonders Corporation (WV-2) (HARDY COUNTY)

Rural Development grant of $53,000

Project Description:   Rural Development funds will be used for the operation and marketing of the Wardensville Garden Market which will promote local farmers and specialty agriculture products in Hardy and Hampshire Counties.

Alex X. Mooney represents West Virginia’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a member of the Budget and Natural Resources Committees.

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