News Release
Release No.STELPRD4021838
ContactGail Bennett(304) 366-2921, ext. 214
USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT APPROVES COMMUNITY FACILITIES GRANT FOR THE CITY OF WILLIAMSON POLICE DEPARTMENT
MORGANTOWN, WV, Aug 20, 2013 --

@@ State Director Bobby Lewis announced that USDA Rural Development approved a Community Facilities Economic Impact Initiative Grant of $17,000 for the City of Williamson/Williamson Police Department, Mingo 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 two vehicles. One will be used as a police cruiser and the other will be a 4x4 to be used in inclement weather and to pull their DUI check point trailer.

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.