Trump administration invests $37,500 in rural volunteer fire department

Greg Thomas
Release Date
Aug 17, 2020

The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development held a groundbreaking event Friday to announce the Trump Administration is investing $37,500 to help improve emergency response in rural Virgie, Kentucky.

“Our volunteer firefighters are true heroes, and this investment will help cut response time tremendously,” said Legg. “Thanks to the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA Rural Development continues to be a valuable partner in helping rural communities across the commonwealth recover from natural disasters.”

Also on hand for the groundbreaking event were Rep. Hal Rogers and state and county elected officials.

This grant was made through the Community Facilities Program with funding included in the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act that President Trump signed into law on June 6, 2019.

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