MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The City of Martinsburg is one of eight West Virginia municipalities slated to receive additional money for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs as part of the federal stimulus bill, U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd's office announced Thursday.
City Manager Mark Baldwin said Byrd's office notified the city Wednesday it would receive $105,460 for community projects that target low- and moderate-income residents.
"This assistance is an important step in the process of improving the economy and the communities in West Virginia," Byrd said in a press release about the funding to the cities and another $4.5 million to be allocated by the state.
"With this funding, the state and local governments now have the ability to directly affect change in West Virginia," Byrd said. "I trust that they will invest the money responsibly, and in the areas in which it will have the most effect and help to save and create the most jobs."