USDA Rural Development has awarded nearly $3.6 million in loan and grant funds to make improvements to its water and waste water systems. “We are so thankful for the USDA Rural Development’s assistance on this important project for the City of Tilden.” Mayor Leo Botsford City of Tilden. “USDA funds will be used to construct a new four-celled lagoon with appurtenances and provide lift station upgrades,” said Community Programs Specialist Janice Stopak. “Also there will be water meter installation for all users that will include radio read equipment. Computer and billing software will also be included.” For more information contact the Rural Development office nearest you. 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.