News Release
Release No.STELPRD4021681
ContactGail Bennett(304) 366-2921, ext. 214
USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT APPROVES COMMUNITY FACILITIES LOAN IN RANDOLPH COUNTY
Morgantown, WV, Jul 25, 2013 --

@@ State Director Bobby Lewis announced that USDA Rural Development approved a Community Facilities Loan of $35,000 for the Elkins Volunteer Firemen’s Association, Inc., Randolph 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 constructing a storage facility for use by the fire department at 18 Henry Avenue in Elkins.

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.