Nanticoke, Aug 17, 2012 -- NANTICOKE, August 17, 2012 –USDA Rural Development State Director Tom Williams today announced funding for Nanticoke City and Plymouth Borough.
Nanticoke City received a $38,400 Rural Development Community Facilities grant while neighboring Plymouth Borough received a $38,660 Community Facilities grant, allowing both communities to purchase two new 2013 Ford sedan police vehicles with all-wheel-drive. “Rural residents deserve a safe environment,” Williams said. “USDA’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities.”
The Community Facilities Program supports essential community facilities for public use in rural areas such as fire protection, safety, health care, education and many other community needs. 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 rural 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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