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Submitted Photo Delegate Cody Thompson, D-43rd District, presents Randolph County Senior Center Manager Laura Ward with a grant check for $4,000.

ELKINS — A state legislator has made grants to a longtime local nonprofit.

Delegate Cody Thompson, D-43rd District, presented Laura Ward, director of the Randolph County Senior Center, with a Local Economic Development Act grant check for $4,000.

“Before the (legislative) session, I visited the Elkins Senior Center and spoke with Laura about the Randolph County facilities and their importance to our seniors,” said Thompson.

“I found that the dishwashers at the Elkins, Mill Creek and Harman sites were out of breath.

“I’m glad the $4,000 grant I got will help them buy three new dishwashers for the Senior Center kitchens across the county,” said Thompson.

The West Virginia Legislature allocates funds for the Local Economic Development Grant to support county or multi-county economic development efforts through a matching grants program.

The program is administered by the West Virginia Development Office.

The objective of the program is to improve the capacity of local economic development to undertake economic development activities and meet the requirements of the certified community development program.

The State Office is designated by the Governor of West Virginia to serve as the official agent of the State in the administration, enforcement, and cooperation with the federal government in connection with LED.

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