SHENANDOAH, Aug 07, 2012 -- Congressman Holden (PA-17) and USDA Rural Development State Director Thomas Williams today announced funding for Shenandoah Borough.
An $18,240 Community Facilities Economic Impact Initiative Grant will allow the borough to purchase a new 2013 Ford police cruiser, replacing a currently inoperative cruiser. “Rural residents must live in areas that are safe,” Williams said. “USDA’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities.”
USDA Rural Development’s funding continues to have a dramatic impact on rural communities across Pennsylvania. Since 2009, the agency has invested nearly $204 million in essential public facilities to help Pennsylvania families and communities build a better future.
USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, administers and manages housing, business and community infrastructure and facility programs through a national network of state and local offices. 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.
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