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Hatfield McCoy Trails was the recipient of multiple grants awarded Tuesday by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. Pictured, from left, is Hatfield McCoy Trials deputy executive director John Fekete, Governor Tomblin, Hatfield McCoy Trials executive director Jeff Lusk, and State Senator Ron Stollings.


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Tuesday, November 29, grant awards to fund 54 community and infrastructure projects across the state. The Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Grant programs will provide more than $7 million for a variety of improvements.

“Improvements like those supported by the Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails programs are investments that build a better and brighter future of West Virginia,” said Gov. Tomblin. “Today’s grant funding will allow us to build and repair infrastructure across the state-making our communities better places to live and work.”

Funding is provided by the Federal Highway Administration. The West Virginia Division of Highways administers the programs.

Recipients for 14 Recreational Trails Grants totaling $1,158,538 included:

— Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority (Logan and Mingo); Hatfield McCoy Trail System – Bearwallow and Buffalo Mountain Maintenance; Federal Funds Awarded $80,000

— Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority (McDowell and Mercer); Hatfield McCoy Trail System, Indian Ridge and Pocahontas Trail Maintenance; Federal Funds Awarded $80,000

— Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority (Logan, Mingo and Wyoming); Hatfield McCoy Trail System, Rockhouse and Pinnacle Creek Trail Maintenance; Federal Funds Awarded $80,000

— National Coal Heritage Area Authority (Lincoln, Logan and Mingo); Guyandotte Water Trail; Federal Funds Awarded $125,000

Recipients for 40 Transportation Alternatives Grants totaling $5,917,737 included:

— Bradshaw, Town of (McDowell); Bradshaw Sidewalk Rehabilitation; Federal Funds Awarded $150,000

— Iaeger, Town of (McDowell); Town of Iaeger Sidewalk Rehabilitation; Federal Funds Awarded $150,000

— Madison, City of (Boone); Madison State Street Streetscape Phase I; Federal Funds Awarded $401, 005

— Mullens, City of (Wyoming); Mullens TAP and RTP; Federal Funds Awarded $250,000

Gilbert, Town of (Mingo); Gilbert Sidewalk Enhancements Phase II; Federal Funds Awarded $60,000

Hatfield McCoy Trails was the recipient of multiple grants awarded Tuesday by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. Pictured, from left, is Hatfield McCoy Trials deputy executive director John Fekete, Governor Tomblin, Hatfield McCoy Trials executive director Jeff Lusk, and State Senator Ron Stollings.
http://coalvalleynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_transportationgrants-CMYK.jpgHatfield McCoy Trails was the recipient of multiple grants awarded Tuesday by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. Pictured, from left, is Hatfield McCoy Trials deputy executive director John Fekete, Governor Tomblin, Hatfield McCoy Trials executive director Jeff Lusk, and State Senator Ron Stollings.

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