Kanawha County Commission (West Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).) announced that it received $675,210 funding from the
As per a report, the funds will be used for Upper Kanawha ValleyProgram.
The commission said that the grant would be matched with the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation funding and the Kanawha County Commission, bringing the total project allocation budget to $1.2 million.
Commission President W. Kent Carper said that the Upper Kanawha Valley had been dealt a terrible hand. Still, he believes the award will benefit the residents of the UKV and every town along the Kanawha River – from Marmet to Montgomery.
The Kanawha County Commission completed the-based economic plan in 2021. The project will impact the 30-mile area east of Charleston to Gauley Bridge in Fayette County.
The project includes theand design of trails, improved river access, small business growth, and the launch of the Hatfield McCoy Trail System in Kanawha County.
This story originally appeared on WOWK TV.