City of Franklin Receives USDA Funds for the Development of a Preliminary Engineering Report on the City Water System

Name
Vicki Schurman
City
Franklin
State
Nebraska
Release Date
Jun 22, 2015

USDA Rural Development announces that the City of Franklin, Nebraska is the recipient of a Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households (SEARCH) grant in the amount of $27,500. 

 “Rural Development funds will be used for the Development of a Preliminary Engineering Report on the city’s water system,” said USDA Rural Development Community Programs Specialist, Cheryl Neverve.

“The City of Franklin greatly appreciates the USDA Rural Development for awarding the City with the SEARCH grant which will be used for the Development of a Preliminary Engineering Report. This report will help the City of Franklin pinpoint important areas in our public water system that need upgrading to improve the safety and well-being for the residents of this community,” Cheryl Saathoff, City of Franklin.

The SEARCH program helps very small, financially distressed rural communities with predevelopment feasibility studies, design assistance, and technical assistance on proposed water and waste disposal projects.

For more information on the SEARCH program, contact Cheryl Neverve at 308-237-3118 ext. 124 or at Cheryl.neverve@ne.usda.gov. Visit http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/search-special-evaluation-assistance-rural-communities-and-households/ne.

President Obama’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the President’s leadership, these investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way – strengthening America’s economy, small towns and rural communities. USDA’s investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values.