The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making a number of investments in rural New York State totaling more than $1.3 million in loan and grant funding. This is part of national announcement where USDA is investing $153 million to build and improve critical community facilities to benefit nearly two million rural residents in 23 states.
“Rural America needs safe, modern infrastructure to help residents and businesses achieve greater prosperity and have access to essential services,” USDA Rural Development NY State Director Richard Mayfield said. “Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA continues to be a strong partner with rural communities, because we know that when rural America thrives, all of America thrives.”
USDA is investing in 94 projects through the Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program. The investments can be used to build or upgrade a wide-range of rural community facilities such as schools, libraries, clinics and public safety facilities. Projects in New York include:
Springville Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. This Rural Development investment of $215,000 in loan and $54,900 in grant will be used to replace the fire department parking lot and sidewalks.
Town of Burke This Rural Development investment of $152,000 in loan and $50,000 in grant will be used to purchase a new plow truck to replace a 25-year-old vehicle.
Town of Constable This Rural Development investment of $159,000 in loan and $50,000 in grant will be used to purchase a 2020 plow truck to replace the undependable 2002 plow truck. The new plow truck will help maintain town roads and highways to keep the residents safe.
Village of Camillus This Rural Development investment of $132,000 in loan and $30,000 in grant will be used to purchase a 2021 cab and chassis, and a compactor unit. These additions will complete a new trach compactor truck unit for use within the village.
Town of Catlin This Rural Development investment of $172,000 in loan and $34,000 in grant will be used to purchase a 2021 Western Star, 10-wheel truck with snow plow and dump truck body. This purchase will replace the unreliable 2008 truck that has high mileage and high maintenance costs. This truck will provide the town with safe and properly maintained roadways.
Town of Waddington This Rural Development investment of $185,000 in loan and $32,000 in grant will be used to purchase a 2021 highway plow truck to replace the unreliable 2001 plow truck. The new plow truck will help maintain the town roads and highways in order to keep the residents safe.
Village of Heuvelton This Rural Development investment of $59,000 in loan and $30,000 in grant will be used to purchase a 2019 loader with 6-in-1 large fork bucket as well as a snow pusher. The new loader will help maintain the village’s streets to keep the residents safe.
These investments are being made in Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wyoming.
More than 100 types of projects are eligible for Community Facilities funding. Eligible applicants include municipalities, public bodies, nonprofit organizations and federally recognized Native American tribes. Projects must be in rural areas with a population of 20,000 or less.
Interested parties should contact their USDA Rural Development state office for information about additional funding, application procedures and eligibility details. Also see the Community Facilities Direct Loan Program Guidance Book for Applicants (PDF, 669 KB), 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.
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