Shelbina, MO, Apr 18, 2011 -- In a ceremony on April 18th, 2011, Anita J. (Janie) Dunning, Missouri State Director, USDA Rural Development announced the award of $14,025 to the City of Shelbina. Funds were used towards the purchase of a new patrol vehicle and related equipment that is being utilized in the Shelbina community of 1,943 residents. The assistance consisted of a Community Facilities Economic Initiative grant of $14,025 from USDA Rural Development. Additionally, the City of Shelbina contributed $11,475 towards the total project cost of $25,500
“I am pleased to hear that Shelbina has been able to purchase a new patrol truck thanks to competitive grant funds,” U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill said. “It’s important that rural communities are properly equipped in the event of an emergency.”
“This is a great partnership effort when everyone works together for a common goal of providing new emergency equipment for the community,” said Dunning. “This project mirrors USDA Rural Development’s mission and President Obama’s initiative of being committed to the future of rural communities. I want to personally thank everyone that has worked together to make this project a reality. I am very pleased that so many rural residents in the Shelbina area will benefit from the new patrol vehicle.”
Dunning added, “Appreciation is also extended to our federal elected officials for supporting the USDA Rural Development programs. They have been strong proponents for the necessary funding for essential services for rural Missourians.”
Anyone seeking more information about the Community Facility program or any other USDA Rural Development programs may visit the homepage at http://www.rurdev.gov/mo or by contacting Steven Gerrish at the Moberly Office at 2995 County Road 1325, Moberly, MO 65270 or by calling (660) 263-7400 - ext 4.
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