MORGANTOWN, WV, Sep 26, 2013 -- State Director Bobby Lewis announced that USDA Rural Development approved a Water and Waste Loan of $534,000 and Grant of $416,000 for Adrian Public Service District, Upshur 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 install two new water storage tanks and rehabilitate two existing water tanks. The project is needed to comply with State regulatory requirements and it will allow for increased capacity in order to serve additional customers.
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.