Morgantown, WV, Jun 26, 2013 -- State Director Bobby Lewis announced that USDA Rural Development approved a Community Facilities Grant in the amount of $5,000 for Ceredo-Kenova American Legion Post 93, Inc., Wayne County, WV.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) remains focused on carrying out its mission, despite a time of significant budget uncertainty. Today's announcement is one part of the Department's efforts to strengthen the rural economy.
Rural Development funds will be used to assist in the purchase of a new 12-passenger van for honor guard to attend Military/Veterans funerals, to attend special events throughout the area, and for transportation as needed and when available for community members that have no other means of transportation.
USDA has made a concerted effort to deliver results for the American people, even as USDA implements sequestration, the across-the-board budget reductions mandated under terms of the Budget Control Act. USDA has already undertaken historic efforts since 2009 to save more than $700 million in taxpayer funds through targeted, common-sense budget reductions. These reductions have put USDA in a better position to carry out its mission, while implementing sequester budget reductions in a fair manner that causes as little disruption as possible.