Projects forwarded to ARC for final approval include:
— Active Southern West Virginia, $199,190 requested for the Making Southern West Virginia Active program: to provide funding for workplace wellness and community-based healthy living and eating programs. The project area encompasses Fayette, Nicholas, Raleigh and Summers counties.
— Jobs for West Virginia Graduates, Inc., $130,000 requested: to provide specialized instruction and guidance including tutoring and mentor services and career development training to at-risk high school students. The project is estimated to serve 175 students in Greenbrier, Wyoming, Cabell, Randolph, and Lincoln counties.
— YMCA of Kanawha Valley, $275,000 requested for an Upper Kanawha Valley YMCA Initiative: to provide start-up funding, including equipment and personnel costs, to create a new regional YMCA center in Montgomery.
— West Virginia University Research Corporation, $130,000 requested for the Energy Express Initiative, a summer feeding, literacy and physical activity program for elementary school students. The project area encompasses Wyoming, McDowell, Boone, Lincoln, Webster, Clay, Roane, Calhoun, Mingo, and Gilmer counties.
— Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Mineral County, $100,000 requested for nursing simulation lab equipment.
— Other projects recommended are: $96,000 for the Region 7 Planning and Development Council for a sewer infrastructure mapping project for Barbour, Braxton, Gilmer, Lewis, Randolph, Tucker and Upshur counties; $679,000 for the Town of Gilbert for the River Bend Road Waterline Extension; $800,000 for the City of Spencer for wastewater system improvements; $316,000 for the Cowen Public Service District for the Webster County High School water tank replacement; and $240,000 to the Calhoun County Commission for the Calhoun County Park Star Park improvements.