USDA Rural Development Area Director Phyllis Minner today announced a Community Facilities Loan of $80,400 and grant of $12,600 to the Mississippi County Ambulance Development Corporation. The funds were used to remount and refurbish an existing ambulance and purchase digital radios.
“Having a reliable and up-to-date ambulance is a necessity for all communities. Ambulance districts are tasked with the duty of providing emergency response services to ensure individuals get the help they need,” said Minner. “Mississippi County needed new equipment to ensure their ambulance vehicle was safe to be able to continue providing emergency services for the area. We are always proud to help communities like Mississippi County extend and enhance their safety measures.”
The Corporation had a dire need to improve the ambulance Districts capability to serve the service area within the county and provide reliable and timely response to emergencies. The project consisted of purchasing an ambulance chassis and radio equipment to be utilized by the Mississippi County Ambulance District. The ambulance and radios will be used to assure the continual safety of the residents and provide emergency services when necessary for the residents of the Mississippi County. The Ambulance and Radios have been in service since 1/29/2017 and adequately serving the public.
The CF Loan and Grant program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. These facilities are dedicated to providing service to the local community for orderly development. Further information on additional programs is available by visiting the USDA Missouri Rural Development website at http://www.rd.usda.gov/mo. Interested parties may also contact the Dexter Area Office at (573) 624-5939 Ext 4.
USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has an active portfolio of more than $215 billion in loans and loan guarantees. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.