News Release
Release No.STELPRD4019782
ContactVernon Brown(859)224-7336
Lexington, Ky., Mar 11, 2013 --

    @@USDA Rural Development State Director Tom Fern has announced a $20,210 grant to assist Johnson County Fiscal Court and Sheriff’s Department with the purchase of two police vehicles.

    “USDA is pleased to provide partner financing to assist with improving health and safety protection for Johnson County residents,” said Fern.

    Fern added that the Johnson County Fiscal Court in conjunction with the Sheriff Department will provide $37,534 toward the total cost of $57,744 for the vehicles. An estimated 4,100 Johnson county residents will benefit from improved protection and emergency services as a result of the added vehicles to the Sheriff Department’s vehicle fleet.

    For information on other projects funded by USDA Rural Development, please visit Rural Development’s interactive web map featuring program funding and success stories for fiscal years 2009-2012. The data can be found at:

    President Obama’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the President’s leadership, these investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way – strengthening America’s economy, small towns and rural communities.

    USDA’s investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values. President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack are committed to a smarter use of Federal resources to foster sustainable economic prosperity and ensure the government is a strong partner for businesses, entrepreneurs and working families in rural communities.

    USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has an active portfolio of more than $181 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.


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