State Recovery

Federal Assistance

State Responses





As of October 13, 2009: 

Agency Reported Data:



Funds Announced



Funds Available



Funds Paid Out






Recipient Reported Data:



Number of Awards



Funds Awarded



Funds Awarded Per Capita



Funds Received



Jobs Created / Saved



Unemployment Rate



Notes: All Rankings are from Highest to Lowest.  For example, a ranking of 15 for “Funds Announced” means that the state had the 15th highest amount of funds announced. A ranking of 15 for the unemployment rate means that thisstate has the 15th highest unemployment rate.       

Terms defined by http://www.recovery.gov/

Recipient Reported Data: These data are based on data submitted by federal contract recipients to www.federalreporting.gov between Oct. 1 and Oct. 10, 2009.  On Oct. 30, 2009, the final recipient federal contract data and the final data on grants and loans will be available. It is collected and updated quarterly.

Agency Reported Data: These data are based on weekly Financial and Activity Reports filed by federal agencies receiving Recovery Act Funds.

Funds Announced: Funds that have been publicly announced as available to entities outside of the federal government.  Not all available funds are announced publicly. For example, the funds going to a project started prior to the Recovery Act that are commingled with the project’s Recovery funds will not be announced publicly before being made available to arecipient.  The Funds Announced figure should not be viewed as the total funding that an agency has made available.

Funds Available (Obligation): The term used to describe when an agency informs the public of the release of money to recipients either immediately or in the future.  

Funds Awarded: This is the amount of contract dollars that will be made available to recipients. 

Funds Paid Out: Funds that have been released from a federal agency to a recipient. 

Funds Received: The amount of money each recipient received from a federal award.  

Recent Updates

March 13, 2009
The amount of funding West Virginia may receive under the ARRA is still being determined. Some estimates suggest West Virginia could get nearly $1.8 billion in ARRA funds over the next two years, including $210 million for highway projects, $450 million for Medicaid and $517 million for education programs.

In order to communicate new developments, Gov. Manchin has launched the West Virginia Stimulus/American Recovery Act Web site. If citizens have comments or information they would like to share regarding West Virginia's use of the ARRA funds, they are encouraged to email governor@wv.gov.

Executive Branch

Gov. Manchin has left decisions regarding which state projects are awarded federal stimulus dollars to the  staff who oversee various segments of state government.  Lara Ramsburg, the governor’s director of policy, is working with the state’s congressional delegation to determine the final breakdown of the bill itself and its impact on West Virginia.

State Certification Letters

Press releases

June 18, 2009

“U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that the Department of Energy is providing more than $453 million in Recovery Act funding to expand the weatherization assistance programs in 15 additional states.  These funds, along with additional funds to be disbursed after the states meet certain Recovery Act milestones, will help these states achieve their goal of weatherizing.”


June 15, 2009

“In a move that stands to create jobs, boost local economies, improve aging water infrastructure and protect human health and the environment for the people in the State of West Virginia, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $15.6 million to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.”


June 12, 2009

“Gov. Joe Manchin today announced he has awarded nearly $600,000 in Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grants to 16 entities throughout West Virginia.”


June 12, 2009

“Gov. Joe Manchin announced today the awarding of about $1.15 million in STOP Violence Against Women Act American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grants for 19 projects across the state.”


June 05, 2009

“HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced the availability of nearly $200 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support student loan repayments for primary care medical, dental and mental health clinicians who want to work at National Health Service Corps (NHSC) sites. In exchange for the loan repayments, clinicians serve for two years with the Corps.”


May 21, 2009

West Virginia Department of Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox announced today that, as a result of President Barack Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, approximately $6 million in funding will be made available for programs such as Transportation Enhancement, Recreational Trail, Scenic Byway and Safe Routes to School.


May 21, 2009

Nearly 23 miles of resurfacing, bridge work, and the construction of a climbing lane make up the sixth round of Recovery and Reinvestment projects to be opened during the May 28 bid letting according to Secretary of Transportation Paul Mattox.”


May 15, 2009

“U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced at the National Coal Council that $2.4 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be used to expand and accelerate the commercial deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology”


May 14, 2009

“Various types of bridge work (cleaning and painting, bridge replacement and bridge overlays) leads the $5,533,523.91 in contracts awarded during the fourth round of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act.”


April 30, 2009

“Governor Joe Manchin and Secretary of Transportation Paul Mattox announced that over 22 miles of resurfacing make up the $16,257,742.40 in contracts awarded during the third round of the Recovery and Reinvestment award meeting.”


April 30, 2009

“U.S. Representative Nick J. Rahall, II (D-W.Va.) today announced the release of $968,230 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) for the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs’ 2009 Crime Victims Fund in West Virginia.”


April 29, 2009

“U.S. Representative Nick J. Rahall, II (D-W.Va.) today announced the release of $17,513,000 in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) through United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).”


April 29, 2009

“U.S. Senators Robert C. Byrd and Jay Rockefeller, both D-W.Va., along with Congressman Nick Rahall (WV-3), today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will allocate $36 million to accelerate the stabilization of Bluestone Dam in Hinton, West Virginia.”

April 28, 2009

“Senators Robert C. Byrd and Jay Rockefeller (both D-W.Va.) and Representative Nick J. Rahall, II (D-W.Va.) today announced the release of $25,361,000 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) for Army Corps of Engineer (ACOE) projects in southern West Virginia.”


Department of Transportation

As the AARA calls for states to invest in sustainable transportation and infrastructure projects that will provide long-term economic benefits. The Governor must certify how these funds will be distributed by March 19, 2009.  

In West Virginia, approximately 30 percent of the road system is eligible for federal aid funding. The W.Va. DOT is narrowing the list of potential projects eligible for the economic recovery funding.

Department of Commerce: Division of Forestry

The Division of Foresty released a list on Feb. 19, 2009 of specific projectsthat would create forestry related jobs with ARRA funding.

Department of Environmental Protection


Legislative Branch

April 16, 2009
The Legislature announced in the April 8 issue of Wrap-Upthat a special extended session will last until June 6 to further consider budget and stimulus matters. According to the Legislature's Web site, the session will convene May 26. The governor has asked the legislature to cut 4 percent from its FY 2010 budget in light of falling general and lottery revenues. House Finance Chair Harry Keith White is quoted as saying the extra time will allow the Legislature time to fully assess the state's economy.


The House recently created a Select Committee on Stimulus Utilization. The committee will be responsible for reviewing any stimulus related legislation, evaluate and recommend action to the speaker. The committee was established to ensure the state will maximize their funding opportunities in a way that best benefits the state and its citizens.

Gov. Manchin is still debating how to best handle the monies, but has already directed the Dept. of Transportation,  Dept. of Commerce, and Dept. of Environmental Protection to identify projects.  However, a committee of legislators has been appointed to help oversee the process.


Press releases

Legislation related to ARRA



Del. Nancy Guthrie
Room 227E, Building 1

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, WV 25305

(304) 340-3156





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