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UPDATE: Progress on Congressional Funding for the Neighbor Project

UPDATE: Progress on Congressional Funding for the Neighbor Project

We are excited and thankful!

In June, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin and U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito submitted a
funding request to the U.S. Senate’s Appropriations Committee to benefit Jefferson County
Community Ministries. This congressional grant, totaling $1 million, would partially fund
the development of Phase One of the construction of our new Jefferson County Community
Services Center, which we have named The Neighbor Project. Phase One of the Neighbor
Project includes building the region’s first year-round adult and family emergency shelter.
We are pleased to share the next update on the process! On July 20 th , Senator Joe Manchin,
as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured several West Virginia
priorities in the Appropriations Committee markup of the Fiscal Year 2024 funding bills,
including the bipartisan appropriations bill that will provide funding for the Neighbor

On July 27, the Senate Appropriations Committee earmarked $300,000 for the
development of the medical facilities within the Community Services Center, including a
WVU Medicine Medical Clinic and Dental Clinic.

Later this year, the full Senate will vote on and hopefully approve these bills. Although the
FY25 federal spending legislation process is still ongoing, JCCM is beyond grateful for the
support of Senator Joe Manchin and hopeful that both of our US Senators shall bring this
back to the Mountain State!

The Neighbor Project will be the first emergency shelter in the county and will be home to:
 WVU Medicine Medical Clinic
 Dental Clinic
 JCCM Food Pantry
 JCCM Clothing Bank
 Kitchen and Dining Area for Clients
 Cold Weather and Emergency Shelter
 Homeless Shelter and Family Shelter

The Neighbor project will also feature brand new office spaces to accommodate:
 Administrative offices
 Case Management
 Life Skills Activities Center
 Day Programs

Stay tuned for future updates on The Neighbor Project! Want to support the progress, visit
www.jccm.us to learn more!

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