News Release
Release No.STELPRD4011716
ContactLouAnn Rongey(660) 665-3274 Ext 115
(JULY 26,2011) USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROVIDES ASSISTANCE TO THE BOWMAN RURAL ROAD ASSOCIATION FUNDED BY THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT
Bowman Township, 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 $83,000 to The Bowman Rural Road Association. Funds were used to purchase a motor grader to serve the 476 citizens of this rural community. The funding was from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) through the USDA Rural Development Community Facility Program.

“I am delighted that Bowman Township will have the opportunity to purchase a motor grader for the community thanks to the help of USDA loan and grant funds. These funds will allow them to maintain miles of rural roads that are vital to the community,” U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill said.

“This is a great partnership effort when everyone works together for the funding of a motor grader to benefit all citizens in Bowman Township,” said Dunning. “I want to personally thank everyone that has worked together to make this project a reality. 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 http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/mo/ 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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