United States Department
of Agriculture • Rural Development
Contact: Alec Lloyd (517) 324-5204
LUCE COUNTY RECEIVES $39,000 FOR NEW POLICE VEHICLES
EAST LANSING, Oct. 17, 2007 – USDA Rural Development Director for Michigan Gene DeRossett today presented a $39,000 ceremonial grant check to Luce County to help purchase two new patrol vehicles.
“USDA Rural Development is proud to help improve public safety in Luce County,” said DeRossett. “This is one more way we are working to help rural residents.”
The money will help pay for a Dodge Charger and a Dodge Durango 4x4 for the Luce County Sheriff’s Department. The total cost of the project (including local funds) is $71,965.
The event is part of a series of ceremonies commemorating nearly $2 million in grants and loans this month for communities across the Upper Peninsula. So far this year, Upper Peninsula communities have received more than $18 million in grants and loans from USDA Rural Development.
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. Rural Development has invested more than $76.8 billion since the beginning of the Bush Administration to provide equity and technical assistance to finance and foster growth in homeownership, business development, and critical community and technology infrastructure. As a result, more than 1.5 million jobs have been created or saved through these investments. 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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