More Water Improvement Dollars Released

More Water Improvement Dollars Released

Projects in several states, Guam and Puerto Rico funded.

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says 32 projects in 17 States, Guam and Puerto Rico will share $250 million to improve rural wastewater and support wastewater infrastructure projects. These funds are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that will be distributed by USDA Rural Development. This is the fifth such distribution and funding for all projects total $1.134 billion.

 

"Recovery Act projects are putting people to work and helping communities of all sizes build a foundation for economic strength and future prosperity," said Vilsack. "The water and wastewater projects we're announcing today are helping to achieve the Obama Administration's economic recovery goals by rebuilding and revitalize the nation's infrastructure while creating or retaining jobs."

 

More information about USDA Rural Development can be found at www.rurdev.usda.gov. Funding of individual recipients is contingent upon their meeting the terms of the loan or grant agreement.

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