United States Department
of Agriculture • Rural Development
Contact: Alec Lloyd
Ovid Receives Police Vehicle from USDA Rural Development
EAST LANSING, Sept. 13, 2012 – U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development today commemorated a $9,000 grant to the Village of Ovid for a police vehicle.
“USDA Rural Development is pleased to work with support the Village of Ovid’s efforts to improve public safety for area residents,” said State Director for Michigan James J. Turner.
Rural Development funds will be used to purchase a 2013 Ford Police Inceptor sedan, strengthening its fleet of two older, high-mileage vehicles. The village contributed $25,968 to the project, which serves 1,514 rural residents.
USDA Rural Development State Director for Michigan James J. Turner was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009. USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, administers and manages housing, business and community infrastructure and facility programs through a national network of state and local offices. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America. Rural Development has an existing portfolio of more than $165 billion in loans and loan guarantees. Visit http://www.rurdev.usda.gov for additional information about the agency’s programs or to locate the USDA Rural Development office nearest you.
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