Special to HNN From a Gov. Tomblin Press Statement
CHARLESTON, W.Va.  - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin  announced awards for seven projects totaling $135,720 in grants for the Growing Healthy Communities Grant Program. 

“I applaud the ingenuity of these local leaders who are taking steps to make life healthier and more enjoyable for folks in their communities,” said Gov. Tomblin.  “I'm grateful for the continued strong partnership between the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, and the West Virginia Development Office for continuing to make this grant program, and the projects it supports, possible.”
 
The West Virginia Development Office administers the Growing Healthy Communities Program, with funding provided by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.  The program provides competitive grants for West Virginia Main Street and ON TRAC communities for activities that increase community health and wellness while also providing opportunities for downtown revitalization and development.

The projects include: