United States Department
of Agriculture • Rural Development
Contact: Alec Lloyd
VILLAGE OF HONOR RECEIVES $450,000 FROM USDA FOR SEWER IMPROVEMENTS
EAST LANSING, Jan. 26, 2010 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Specialist Blake Smith today presented a ceremonial loan and grant check totaling $450,000 to the Village of Honor for sewer system upgrades.
“USDA Rural Development is proud to help improve ground water quality for Honor residents,” said State Director James J. Turner. “This is another example of how we are investing in Michigan’s long-term infrastructure.”
The money consists of a $115,000 loan and $335,000 grant and will be used to upgrade all three lift stations with new pumps, basic controls and electrical plans. The project will serve 227 rural customers.
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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