CLINTON, Ind., Aug 17, 2012 -- United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development approved a $28,900 Community Facilities Grant to the City of Clinton. The funds will be used to purchase two new police cars.
USDA Rural Development Indiana State Director Phil Lehmkuhler said, "Rural Development appreciates the dangerous job done by those who serve as police officers. It is our hope that these funds will help to make their jobs safer and the citizens of Clinton more secure."
The venture is one of several recently funded in Indiana by USDA Rural Development. "These grants and loans are in keeping with the mission of USDA Rural Development which is to provide equity and technical assistance to finance and foster growth in homeownership, business development, and critical community and technology infrastructure," said Lehmkuhler. "USDA Rural Development's Community Programs seek to improve the quality of life in rural America through a variety of loan and grant programs for water and waste disposal projects, essential community facilities, and electric utilities and communications."
USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has an active portfolio of more than $172 billion in loans and loan guarantees. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America. Further information on rural programs is available at a local USDA Rural Development office or by visiting USDA’s web site at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov.
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