United States Department
of Agriculture Rural Development
EAST LANSING, Jan. 14, 2009 U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Director for Michigan Gene DeRossett today presented a $75,245 ceremonial grant check to the Missaukee Conservation District to provide technical assistance on a solid waste management.
Many rural communities face challenges in managing solid waste disposal, said DeRossett. This grant will help the Missaukee Conservation District explore innovative solutions that are both cost-effective and protect the environment.
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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