News Release
Release No.STELPRD4011715
ContactLouAnn Rongey(660) 665-3274 Ext 115
Greentop, MO, Jul 26, 2011 --

@@In a Certificate of Recognition ceremony on July 26, 2011, Anita J. (Janie) Dunning, Missouri State Director for USDA Rural Development, announced the award of $8,868 to The City of Greentop. Funds were used to purchase essential equipment that is being used by the city to provide quality services to its 427 residents.

U.S. Senator Clair McCaskill said, “With the help of USDA grant funds, I’m pleased that the City of Greentop will be able to help purchase equipment which will allow the city to continue to provide quality services for the community and its citizens.”

“This grant will help Greentop maintain essential services for its citizens. I appreciate the USDA Rural Development program for helping maintain the quality of life in our rural communities,” said Congressman Sam Graves.

“This is a great partnership effort when everyone works together for a common goal to assist the city in acquiring the equipment needed to maintain their roads and property,” said Dunning. “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 and businesses will benefit from this equipment. This project mirrors USDA Rural Development’s mission if being committed to the future of rural communities.”

Dunning added, “Appreciation is also extended to our federal elected officials for supporting the USDA Rural Development programs. They have been strong proponents for necessary funding for essential services to rural Missourians.”

The funds are part of the Community Facility Program which provides grants to public bodies and non-profit corporations for public improvement needed for beneficial and orderly development of a rural community with a population of 20,000 or less.

Anyone seeking more information about this or any other USDA Rural Development programs may visit the homepage at or by contacting LouAnn Rongey, Area Specialist, 2410 S Franklin, Kirksville, MO 63501, or by calling (660) 665-3274, ext. 115.

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