United States Department
of Agriculture Rural Development
EAST LANSING, March 12, 2009 U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Specialist Jim Yoder today presented a $272,350 ceremonial grant check to the Bay Mills Community College in Brimley for transportation and parking improvements.
U.S.D.A. Rural Development has a great partnership with Bay Mills, said Yoder. This is an investment in the education of the work force of the eastern Upper Peninsula.
The money will be used to purchase buses and pave parking lots. The event is the second of two this week to commemorate more than $1 million in loans and grants for area communities.
USDA Rural Development's mission is to deliver programs in a way that will support increasing economic opportunity and improve the quality of life of rural residents. As a venture capital entity, Rural Development provides equity, liquidity, and technical assistance to finance and foster growth in homeownership, business development, and critical community and technology infrastructure. Further information on rural programs is available at a local USDA Rural Development office or by visiting USDA's web site at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/.
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