CHARLESTON -– Gov. Joe Manchin has announced the launch of a new Web page comprising West Virginia Recovery Act (Stimulus) Information at www.recovery.wv.gov.
This Web site will provide constituents with up-to-date information about the stimulus dollars that the State of West Virginia is and will be receiving from the federal government through the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.
"It is important to be as transparent as possible, because West Virginians deserve to know where these Recovery Act dollars are going," Manchin said. "I wanted this Web site to be easy to navigate and to contain as much overall program and county-specific information as possible so our residents could see what types of projects are being funded.
"I thank West Virginia Interactive for helping us to build this user-friendly site, and encourage all West Virginians to visit the site often, because it will be updated frequently."
Among many other components, the site contains a search feature and allows individuals to view information by topic or by county. The site will be continually updated as additional stimulus information and local county information is finalized and made available.
Visitors will also be able to sign up to receive updates via e-mail, RSS feeds or Twitter to stay apprised of all the latest developments.
"In the coming days and weeks, this site will develop into a vital resource for individuals who are interested in following how West Virginia spends its ARRA funds," the governor added.
The recovery Web site was developed through an innovative public-private partnership between the State of West Virginia and West Virginia Interactive, which was established in 2007 to assist state government agencies to build and manage interactive online services.
West Virginia Interactive, which also developed the State's main Web site, WV.gov, is a subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC, a company managing more eGovernment services than any provider in the world, including 2,900 state and local agencies that serve more than 69 million people in the United States.