Ainsworth, Nebraska, Mar 02, 2011 -- USDA Rural Development has announced that Garfield County will receive a grant of $8,610 that, leveraged with $15,990 from Garfield County, will make needed heating and cooling improvements to the Garfield County Library.
“The funds from USDA Rural Development greatly help Garfield County to make much needed improvements,” said County Clerk Linda Heermann.
The $24,600 will replace the old heating and cooling units with a more efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Originally built in 1962, the existing furnaces are inefficient and costly. The new, efficient HVAC will provide for a safer system and will help the overall operating budget of the library.
“The library, located in Burwell, is used by residents of all ages. The new HVAC system affords a much more comfortable environment. The cost for repairs and maintenance had been increasing over the years so the grant funds to help replace the system will allow them to save money overall,” said Area Specialist Mary Gambill, USDA Rural Development.
Funding was provided through the USDA Rural Development Community Facility Grant program through an Economic Impact Initiative Grant. For more information contact Mary Gambill at (402) 387-2242 ext. 112.