RISE West Virginia

Josh Saul / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A committee of West Virginia lawmakers will meet again this week to hear more about a slow-moving flood recovery program. The Joint Legislative Committee on Flooding will hold a meeting Thursday with the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Government and Finance.

Flood, Elkview
Kara Lofton / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The West Virginia Department of Commerce says more than $1.4 million has been awarded to small businesses in 11 counties in the state's long-term recovery initiative following last June's flooding.

According to the department, more than 100 applications were submitted shortly after the program was announced to help businesses stay open.

Kara Lofton / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

West Virginia has approved $363,400 in grants to help 45 small businesses recover from damaging floods in June.

Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette gave the update on the state's RISE West Virginia program Monday during a legislative meeting.

Ashton Marra / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The state is making millions of dollars in minigrants available for small businesses damaged by deadly floods last month.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced Monday that grants up to $10,000 will be awarded to small businesses through the RISE West Virginia public-private partnership.