Community Development

West Virginia Community Advancement and Development (WVCAD) works to encourage strong civic engagement through INFRASTRUCTURE, SUSTAINABILITY, COMPLIANCE, and RESILIENCY. WV CAD administers state and federal programs designed to improve the quality of life in West Virginia.​
1900 Kanawha Blvd East, Bldg.​ 3 Rm 700
Charleston, WV 25305
The lead agency for volunteerism and AmeriCorps in West Virginia, administers federal, state, and local funding​ for AmeriCorps ​and volunteer programs across the state each year.
600 Capitol Street ​
Charleston, WV 25301
The West Virginia Regional Planning & Development Councils coordinate closely with their regional affiliates to promote stability, growth and progress in West Virginia, especially assisting local jurisdictions too small to maintain staff for grant writing and planning. They effectively utilize funding resources and maximize small communities' chances of attracting funds from federal, state, and local organizations to foster community and cooperation throughout the state.  Their focus is on expansion and improvement of: water and sewer facilities, infrastructure, transportation, employment, industry, housing, health care, education and recreation.  

West Virginia is divided into 11 regions,  with 11 Regional Planning and Development Councils serving as "development districts" throughout the State of West Virginia.  ​​​Below is a list of  the Regional Planning and Development Councils. ​

1439 East Main Street, Suite #5
Princeton, WV  24740
Serving McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Raleigh, Summers, Wyoming​

400 Third Avenue
Huntington, WV  25701
Serving Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Wayne

315 D Street
South Charleston, WV  25303
Serving Boone, Clay, Kanawha, Putnam

885  Broad Street, Suite 100
Summersville, WV  26651
Serving Fayette, Greenbrier​, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Webster

709 Market Street
Parkersburg, WV  26101
Serving Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, Wood 

34 Mountain Park Drive
White Hall, WV  26554
Serving Doddridge, Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Taylor

21 East Main Street, Suite 102
Buckhannon, WV  26201
Serving Barbour, Braxton, Gilmer, Lewis, Randolph, Tucker, Upshur

131 Providence Lane
Petersburg, WV  26847
Serving Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral, Pendleton

226 Pilot Way, Suite E
Martinsburg, WV  25405
Serving Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan 

105 Bridge Street Plaza
Wheeling, WV  26003
Serving Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel

PO Box 82
Weirton, WV  26062
Serving Brooke,​ Hancock 

​United State Department of Agriculture - Rural Development
1550 Earl Core Road, Suite 101
Morgantown, WV  26505
This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community.  Program Fact Sheet​​

424A Shrewsbury Street
Charleston, WV  25301​
The West Virginia Community Development Hub supports West Virginians with the tools and training they need to lead and cultivate change in communities across the state.