LUCE COUNTY, NEWBERRY RECEIVE $615,000
FROM USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT
“This has been another
record-setting year for USDA Rural Development,” said Turner. “I am
proud to be helping Upper Peninsula residents improve their quality of
Luce County received a
$15,000 grant for a new transport van.
The Village of Newberry received a $300,000 loan to continue water
system upgrades. More than 5,000 feet of deteriorated, leaking and
undersized water main will be replaced. The village is receiving and
additional $750,000 from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation
to complete the work. USDA Rural Development provided $2.3 million in
loans for an earlier phase of construction.
events are part of a series of ceremonies commemorating $12.5 million in
grants and loans this month for communities across the Upper
Peninsula. This past year, Rural Development invested a record-setting
$1 billion in Michigan’s rural communities.
USDA Rural Development’s mission is to increase
economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for rural
residents. Rural Development fosters growth in homeownership, finances
business development and supports the creation of critical community and
technology infrastructure. Further information on rural programs is
available at a local USDA Rural Development office or by visiting