Humansville, MO, Apr 22, 2013 -- Rural Development State Director Anita J. (Janie) Dunning today announced funding for the City of Humansville to reline wastewater manholes and mains. Rural Development approved a $460,000 Waste Disposal Loan and a $460,000 Waste Disposal Grant for the city. The announcement was made in celebration of Earth Day.
"Humansville is applauded for being proactive in increasing the life of critical infrastructure for the community. In addition, the community is congratulated for recognizing the importance of protecting the environment by preventing leaks, Dunning said. This is exactly the type of project which epitomizes Earth Day. By applying for and receiving these funds, the city is not only being fiscally responsible, but environmentally responsible."
For other examples of USDA investments in rural communities, please visit RD's new interactive web map at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/RDSuccessStories.html. The map features program funding and success stories for fiscal years 2009-2011. For further information about Rural Development programs in Missouri visit the website at: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/mo. To learn more about Earth Day visit www.earthday.org.
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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