United States Department
of Agriculture • Rural Development
Contact: Alec Lloyd (517) 324-5204
USDA ANNOUNCES $600,000 FOR CHIPPEWA COUNTY
LANSING, June 14, 2007 – USDA Rural Development Director for Michigan Gene DeRossett will present two ceremonial checks totaling $600,000 in grants and loans in Chippewa County on Tuesday, June 19.
He will present a $300,000 grant check to Bay Mills Community College at 11 a.m. at the President’s Office, Bay Mills Community College Administration Building, 12214 W. Lakeshore Dr. in Brimley and a $300,000 loan check to Trout Lake Township at the township hall, 32686 West H-40, at 3 p.m. The money will be used for improvements on the Bay Mills college campus and to construct a new township hall for Trout Lake.
Both events are open to the general public and everyone is welcome to attend.
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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