News Release
Release No.STELPRD4012212
ContactDanny L. Jackson(660) 646-6222 Ext 4
Hamilton, MO, Aug 31, 2011 --

@@Anita J. (Janie) Dunning, Missouri State Director for USDA Rural Development, presented a Certificate of Congratulation to the Hamilton Civic Progress Corporation on Tuesday, August 31, 2011. The Civic Progress Corporation is receiving $600,000 in financial assistance to help construct a new 4,098 square foot office building that will house the 43rd Judicial District and the City of Hamilton Police Department.

The Hamilton Civic Progress Corporation utilized American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding to provide the $270,000 Community Facility loan and the $330,000 Community Facility grant. These loans and grants provide funding for essential public improvements to public bodies and non-profit corporations with substantial ties to the local community. The Hamilton Civic Progress Corporation provided funding for the purchase of the land for the building.

“Funding of this new building is another example of Rural Development being committed to the future of rural communities,” said Dunning. “Appreciation is extended to our federal elected officials for supporting Rural Development. They have been strong proponents for the necessary funding for essential services for rural Missourians.”

Rural Development worked with Dale Wallace, City Administrator, in the application phase of funding for the project. Mr. Wallace expressed appreciation to Rural Development for the funding of the new office building, as the Judicial District and the City were in need of office space, but were not in a financial position to construct the new building. The 43rd Judicial District covers Daviess, DeKalb, Caldwell, Clinton and Livingston Counties. The new building will also house six probation officers and three juvenile officers.

USDA Rural Development’s mission is to deliver programs in a way that will support increasing economic opportunity and improve the quality of life of rural residents. As a venture capital entity, Rural Development provides equity and technical assistance to finance and foster growth in homeownership, business development, and critical community and technology infrastructure. Further information on rural programs is available by visiting USDA’s web site at or by contacting Danny L. Jackson, at the Chillicothe Rural Development office, 1100 Morton Parkway, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601 or by calling 660-646-6222 ext. 4.

“Committed to the Future of Rural Communities.”

“USDA is an Equal Opportunity Lender, Provider, and Employer.”

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Washington, D. C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).