United States Department
of Agriculture Rural Development
Contact: Alec Lloyd (517) 324-5204
EAST LANSING, Oct. 23, 2007 USDA Rural Development Director for Michigan Gene DeRossett today announced a free loan and grant workshop for rural communities will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Oct. 29, in County Conference Room B of the Michigan State University Extension office, 37 Austin St., in Sandusky.
Following the meeting, DeRossett will present a ceremonial $50,000 Rural Business Opportunity Grant check to the Sanilac Economic Alliance.
The event is sponsored by Congresswoman Candice Miller and will feature experts in a wide array of Rural Development programs. The workshop is geared to rural local planning officials, township supervisors, police, fire, educators, housing organizations and other non-profit organizations.
For more information or to R.S.V.P. contact Barbara Bulic Congresswoman Millers office by email at Barbara.Bulic@mail.house.gov.
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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