Funds Released to Aid Community Facilities

Funds Released to Aid Community Facilities

Counties declared disaster areas eligible for funds.

USDA is releasing more than $31.6 million through Rural Development's Community Facilities program.  This program finances essential buildings and equipment for public use in rural areas. In making the announcement, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack said this funding will help residents of rural communities in counties that have been declared disaster areas by President Obama in their recovery efforts. Fourteen states will receive these funds.

These funds are competitively awarded through an application process and are available to public bodies, non-profit organizations and federally recognized Indian tribes.

Funds may be used to purchase first responder vehicles and equipment such as fire and police and medical emergency vehicles, emergency generators, computers, snow plows, truck plows and other essential equipment.

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