United States Department
of Agriculture Rural Development
USDA ANNOUNCES $49,000 FOR MANISTIQUE EMERGENCY VEHICLES
EAST LANSING, May 7, 2008 U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Director for Michigan Gene DeRossett today presented a $49,000 ceremonial check to the City of Manistique for a new ambulance, fire equipment van and rescue skid.
This is a great example of how USDA Rural Development is helping to improve public safety and the quality of life in the Upper Peninsula, said DeRossett.
USDA Rural Development is providing a $23,000 grant for the ambulance, which carries a total cost of $94,618. The fire equipment van and rescue skid cost $35,043, with $26,000 of that being provided by USDA.
The event is part of a series of ceremonies commemorating more than $17 million in grants and loans this month for communities across the Upper Peninsula.
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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