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USDA RD Announces Over $9 Million in Funding for New Fire Station in City of West Wendover

Teja Dusanapudi
Carson City
Release Date

CARSON CITY, Jan. 25, 2023 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Nevada State Director Lucas Ingvoldstad today announced funding in the form of an $8.9 million loan and a $200,000 grant for a new fire station in the City of West Wendover through the Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program. Since 2018, USDA Rural Development has invested more than $4.4 million in West Wendover. These investments have encouraged economic development and community wellbeing in the area, including a major infrastructural expansion of downtown West Wendover.

“We’re proud to once again partner with the City of West Wendover to ensure that its residents have the resources they need to continue thriving,” said Ingvoldstad. “The Biden-Harris administration understands how critical new infrastructure is to the health and safety of rural communities, and this new fire station is a demonstration of that commitment and its impact on the daily wellbeing of rural Nevadans. West Wendover has a bright future, and USDA Rural Development will continue to support its success as the lead agency for rural prosperity in Nevada.”

This Rural Development investment will be used to provide additional financing for the development of the West Wendover Fire Station.  This project will allow the phasing out of a small, outdated, leased facility. The larger fire station facility will allow the City of West Wendover to adequately provide essential emergency services to the community.

The Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial, or business undertakings. Eligible borrowers include public bodies, Tribes, and community-based non-profits. Visit the USDA Rural Development website for more information: Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program.

To learn more about investment resources for rural areas, visit www.rd.usda.gov or contact the nearest USDA Rural Development state office.

USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities, create jobs and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans 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, tribal and high-poverty areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.go­­­v.

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