United States Department
of Agriculture • Rural Development
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CLARE COUNTY RECEIVES $163,000 FOR HOUSING, POLICE
EAST LANSING, Nov. 9, 2007 – USDA Rural Development Director for Michigan Gene DeRossett today presented three ceremonial checks totaling $163,298 to improve housing and police protection in Clare County.
“USDA has a strong relationship with Clare County,” DeRossett said. “This money will help with our common goal of improving the quality of life for area residents.”
The Clare County Sheriff’s Dept. received $60,000 in two grants to purchase four police vehicles and four sets of dive rescue equipment. USDA Rural Development also awarded two Housing Preservation Grants: $41,790 for Clare County and $61,502 for Mid Michigan Community Action Agency to rehabilitate low-income single family homes.
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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