West Pittston Library Receives Grant
West Pittston, Pa., March 14, 2012 – USDA Rural Development State Director Thomas Williams and Congressman Tim Holden visited the West Pittston Library to present a grant award to the West Pittston Library for equipment lost due to the September 2011 flooding that swept through the area.
The grant funding will be used to purchase computers, shelving units and furniture which was lost during the flood. “This project is an example of how USDA Rural Development is helping communities recover and rebuild from natural disasters throughout rural Pennsylvania,” said Thomas Williams, Rural Development State Director.
USDA Rural Development serves as the lead federal agency for rural development needs by offering financial and technical assistance to individuals, businesses and communities. USDA Rural Development programs include funding for day care centers, fire trucks and other community facility projects; the purchase, construction or repair of homes; loans and guarantees to rural businesses to save or create jobs and renewable energy; and loans and grants for water and sewer utility projects. For more information on programs offered by USDA Rural Development, contact the Pennsylvania State Office at (717) 237-2299 or visit its website at www.rurdev.usda.gov/pa.