Griffith Announces $364,000 Grant for New River Valley Commerce Park

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) approved a grant of $364,000 to Virginia’s First Regional Industrial Facility Authority for site preparation at the New River Valley Commerce Park: “The New River Valley Commerce Park has the potential to bring manufacturing and investment to our area. This Appalachian Regional Commiss... Read more »

Griffith Announces $240,000 Grant to Appalachian Virginia

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) approved a grant of $240,000 to the Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development to administer ARC in Virginia’s Appalachian counties and independent cities, which include most jurisdictions of the Ninth Congressional District: “The Appalachian Regional Commission is an impor... Read more »

Griffith Announces $44,142 Grant for Pulaski Training Center

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded the Town of Pulaski $44,142 for the Pulaski Works: Community-Based Planning for a Training Center and Makerspace, with the goal of developing a plan for a training center: “Making progress in economic development requires innovation and depends on workers with the right skills.... Read more »

Griffith Honors Anniversary of 9/11

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today issued the following statement remembering the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks: “Americans will never forget the evil committed by terrorists in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001. I still remember the disbelief I felt when watching the attacks. Like most Americans, I could not fathom the hatred and cruelty that would lead anybo... Read more »

Griffith Announces $30,000 USDA Rural Development Grant to Dickenson County Public Service Authority

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement today after U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development approved a $30,000 grant to the Dickenson County Public Service Authority: “Water infrastructure is key to a community’s quality of life. This $30,000 Rural Development grant will advance studies of the replacement of water lines in the Backbone Ridge area. It will ... Read more »

Griffith Announces $34,172 in Funding for Streambank Restoration

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), awarded a $34,172 Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program grant to the Canaan Valley Institute in Abingdon, VA for restoration along Wolf Creek and Town Creek: “I am pleased that the Canaan Valley Institut... Read more »

Griffith Introduces Legislation to Support Employees of Companies Filing Bankruptcy, Like Blackjewel Coal Company

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) today introduced legislation to allow employees of companies that have filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy to draw from qualified cash or deferred arrangements, such as 401ks, when they are not regularly scheduled for work or paid. He issued the following statement: “By now, most Southwest Virginians know the stories of the Blackjewel miners who have had paychecks re... Read more »

Griffith Applauds Eastman Expansion in Henry County

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after Eastman announced a $7.7 million investment in its Henry County operations: “Eastman’s $7.7 million investment is a sign of tremendous confidence in Henry County’s economic environment. Businesses in the county are making products the world needs, and Eastman’s expansion will grow that manufacturing capacity while benefiting w... Read more »

Griffith Announces Opening of 2019 Congressional App Challenge

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement announcing the opening of the 2019 Congressional App Challenge for Ninth Congressional District students: “The Congressional App Challenge offers high school students the opportunity to display their talents, engage their creativity, and explore the fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education. “Last year’s ... Read more »

Griffith Announces $2,400,889 HHS Grant to Rooftop of Virginia in Galax for Head Start

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Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a grant of $2,400,889 to Rooftop of Virginia Community Action Program of Galax for Head Start projects: “These funds from the Department of Health and Human Services are welcome news. This $2,400,889 grant will help provide educational and early development servi... Read more »

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