United States Department
of Agriculture • Rural Development
Contact: Alec Lloyd
EAST LANSING, Dec. 1, 2010 – USDA Rural Development Community Programs Director Christine Maxwell today hosted a groundbreaking ceremony commemorating $9 million in loans and grants for Edenville Township and Midland County.
“Providing critical infrastructure is an essential part of USDA Rural Development’s mission,” said Maxwell. “This is an investment in cleaner water and a healthier environment.”
The money consists of an $8,550,000 loan and a 4450,000 grant funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The funds will be used for initial water distribution expansion that will extend 24 miles of distribution water main, hydrants, valves and service leads and a 300,000 gallon elevated tank. The project will benefit 515 rural customers.
USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, administers and manages more than 40 housing, business and community infrastructure, and facility programs through a network of 6,100 employees located in the nation’s capital and 500 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 $134 billion in loans and loan guarantees.
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