USDA Rural Development Utah State Director Randy Parker today announced that USDA is investing $1.9 million into a Summit County school to help serve students in rural Utah.
“When students in rural areas of our state have access to excellent education their opportunities expand, leading to prosperous futures,” Parker said. “Our partnership with Weilenmann Charter School today provides a loan the school needs to improve their facility’s safety and increase their capacity.”
This $1.9 million loan will be used to help the Weilenmann School of Discovery in Park City, Utah, expand and improve the safety of its campus. Weilenmann is a public charter school serving up to 600 kindergarten through eighth grade students from three counties. This project will allow the school to expand to provide additional classroom space, create better foot traffic flow, and remedy a safety concern.
Under a nationwide announcement, USDA is investing $139 million in 56 projects to improve community facilities and provide essential services for 3.3 million rural residents in 23 states.
USDA is making the investments through the Community Facilities Direct Loan Program. Interested parties should contact the USDA Rural Development Utah state office for information about additional funding, application procedures, and eligibility details. Also see the Community Facilities Direct Loan Program Guidance Book for Applicants, a detailed overview of the application process.
USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov/ut.