United States Department
of Agriculture • Rural Development
EAST LANSING, July 25, 2008 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Director for Michigan Gene DeRossett will host a series of ceremonies on Friday, Aug. 1 commemorating $188,500 in grants for communities in Huron and Tuscola counties.
The events are open to the general public and everyone is welcome to attend.
The list below indicates the time, location, recipients and award amount of the presentation.
The Village of Port Austin will receive $70,000 for improvements to the Farmers Market.
Time: Noon Location: 207 E. Grant St., the Annex Building, Commissioners Room, in Caro.
Tuscola County will receive $45,000 for their Enterprise Facilitation Project and the Small Business Association of Michigan will receive $65,000 for an Economic Gardening Pilot Project in Tuscola County.
Time: 1:30 p.m. Location: The Broken Teapot, 9 E. Main St., in Mayville.
The Village of Mayville will receive $8,500 to assist small business development.
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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