United States Department
of Agriculture Rural Development
Contact: Alec Lloyd
EAST LANSING, July 13, 2012 U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Michigan James J. Turner today announced two ceremonies on Friday, July 20, to commemorate Rural Business Enterprise Grants in support of northern Michigan communities.
Beulah will host a ceremony for its Downtown Waterfront Boardwalk/Promenade project at 9 a.m. at Village Hall, 7228 Commercial Street, in Beulah. The agency is providing a $60,000 grant to support the project.
Briley Township will be making substantial improvements to the township park and the ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. at Briley Township Park, in Atlanta. The agency is providing a $44,200 grant to support the project.
The events are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.
USDA Rural Development State Director for Michigan James J. Turner was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009. USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, administers and manages housing, business and community infrastructure programs through a national network of state and local offices. 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. Rural Development has an existing portfolio of more than $170 billion in loans and loan guarantees. Visit http://www.rurdev.usda.gov for additional information about the agencys programs or to locate the USDA Rural Development office nearest you.
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