United States Department
of Agriculture Rural Development
EAST LANSING, June 3, 2008 U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Director for Michigan Gene DeRossett today presented an $11,000 grant check the City of Scottville to help purchase a police vehicle.
USDA Rural Development is committed to improving the quality of life for rural Michigan, DeRossett said. This grant will help provide essential police protection for the people of Scottville.
The money will be combined with $17,000 in local funds to purchase the vehicle, which will serve 1,266 residents.
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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