News Release
Release No.STELPRD4013349
ContactDarin Leach515-284-4747
USDA Rural Development Provides $100,000 Grant to Assist with Project
Edgewood, Dec 06, 2011 --

@@December 6, 2011 –USDA Rural Development today participated in groundbreaking ceremony for a new emergency services building in Edgewood.

“We are pleased to be assisting with this project in Edgewood that will now allow the community to house both the ambulance service and fire department in one location,” said Bill Menner, USDA Rural Development State Director in Iowa . “This new building will be able to accommodate larger vehicles, and will also include a municipal storm shelter.”

USDA Rural Development provided the City of Edgewood with a $100,000 grant to assist with the construction costs of the new building which will house the fire department, an ambulance service and will also serve as a municipal storm shelter.

Along with assisting the building project, USDA Rural Development has also recently awarded the City of Edgewood grant funds totaling $117,899 that were used to help purchase a fire truck and warning sirens in the community.

This past year USDA Rural Development’s investment in Iowa helped create or retain more than 1,900 jobs, aided 2,000 families in buying their own homes and assisted more than 80 communities as they made improvements to their facilities, services and infrastructure.

“Whether the project is a new medical clinic, hospital, fire station, fire truck, emergency equipment, community building, assisted living facility, library or child care center, USDA Rural Development is ready to assist,” Menner added.

Contact USDA Rural Development

For more information about finance programs through USDA Rural Development, please call the office located in Waverly at (319) 352-1715 Ext. 4. This office serves communities, businesses and residents in Allamakee, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek Counties.

USDA Rural Development has 11 offices across the state to serve the 1.7 million Iowans living in rural communities and areas. Office locations include a State Office in Des Moines, along with Area Offices in Albia, Atlantic, Humboldt, Indianola, Iowa Falls, Le Mars, Mount Pleasant, Storm Lake, Tipton and Waverly.

Further information on programs available through USDA Rural Development is available by visiting the agency’s web site at

USDA Rural Development is an equal opportunity lender with a variety of grant and direct and guaranteed loan programs for single and multi-family housing, community facilities, water and sewer development and business and industry programs.

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