United States Department
of Agriculture • Rural Development
EAST LANSING, Jan. 28, 2008 – USDA Rural Development Traverse City Area Office Director Shelly Fuller today presented a ceremonial $60,000 check for fire and police equipment to the City of Grayling at Grayling City Hall.
The money consists of a $30,000 grant and $30,000 loan and will be used to purchase a police vehicle, personal protective firefighting gear, a mobile breathing air center, new 5-inch fire hose, and a computer. Approximately 1,952 rural residents will benefit.
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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