USDA Announces Funding for Borough of Shenandoah
$10,125 grant to help prepare report for rehabilitating a 40-year-old
wastewater treatment plant
HARRISBURG, PA Nov.21, 2014 –USDA Rural Development State Director for Pennsylvania Thomas Williams announces funding for the Borough of Shenandoah. The Borough is receiving a $10,125 Water and Waste Predevelopment and Planning Grant to pay for engineering and environmental costs for rehabilitating the wastewater treatment plant which is over 40 years old.
"Supporting our rural communities benefits all Pennsylvanians,” said Thomas Williams. “Rural Development is proud to work in partnership with the Borough of Shenandoah to assist them with the preliminary steps for a major wastewater treatment plant rehabilitation.”
In Pennsylvania last year, USDA made over $51 million in Water and Environmental Program investments to help 13 rural communities repair and replace water and wastewater collection systems. The Water and Environmental Program provides loans and grants to ensure that necessary investments are made in water and wastewater infrastructure to ensure safe drinking water and protect the environment in rural areas.
President Obama’s historic investments in rural America have made our rural communities stronger. Under his leadership, 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.