United States Department
of Agriculture • Rural Development
EAST LANSING, Dec. 2, 2008 – USDA Rural Development Director for Michigan Gene DeRossett will host a series of ceremonies commemorating $1,101,500 in grants and loans for communities across the Upper Peninsula.
The events are open to the general public and everyone is welcome to attend.
The list below indicates the date, time, location, recipients and award amount of the presentation.
Location: Keweenaw County Sheriff Dept., 5095 4th St., in Eagle River.
Keweenaw County will receive a $12,000 ceremonial grant check for a police patrol vehicle.
Date: Dec. 9th Time: 2 p.m. EST
Location: Hancock City Hall, 399 Quincy St., in Hancock.
The City of Hancock will receive a $604,000 ceremonial loan check for renovations to city hall and the police department.
Date: Dec. 9th Time: 3:30 p.m. EST
Location: Oak House, 19631 Sampson St., in Hancock.
Date: Dec. 10th Time: 10 a.m. EST
Location: West Iron County Community Schools, 601 Garfield, in Iron River.
West Iron County Community Schools will receive a $35,500 ceremonial grant check to replace the roof on Iron River School, which houses the district Early Childhood Center.
Date: Dec. 10th Time: 11:30 a.m. EST
Location: Hematite Township Hall, Pine Street at Old 141, in Amasa.
Hematite Township will receive a $200,000 ceremonial loan check to expand the township water system for a new industrial 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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