United States Department
of Agriculture Rural Development
THE MANOR, VILLAGE OF COLON RECEIVE GRANTS FROM USDA
EAST LANSING, Sept. 29, 2008 U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Director for Michigan Gene DeRossett today presented ceremonial grant checks totaling $60,000 to the Village of Colon and The Manor in Jonesville.
USDA Rural Development is proud to help The Manor and the Village of Colon, said DeRossett. Each of these grants helps improve the quality of life for rural residents.
The Manor is a resident treatment facility and special education school located in Jonesville that serves more than 130 children from 7-18 years of age with mental health disabilities and behavior challenges. Founded in 1930, The Manor has seen demand rising for its services in recent years. USDA Rural Development has provided a $50,000 grant to purchase needed equipment and expand the facility.
The Village of Colon received a $10,000 grant to help purchase a new police vehicle after one of their existing patrol cars developed mechanical problems owing to its age and heavy use.
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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