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USDA Rural Development

Vicki Schurman
Release Date
Aug 05, 2014

USDA Rural Development announces funding of $136,000 to the Village of Cook.  The funds will be used to repair the water tower's bottom four foot riser so the village is able to turn the tower back on and supply water to the residents of the village.

"The Village of Cook is pleased that USDA Rural Development could put our grant request through so quickly.  The Village board would also like to thank our Superintendent and Clerk for their hard work during this time.  The residents of the Village have been very understanding about reducing their water usage while repairs are being made," said Board of Trustees Chairperson Betsy Jett, Village of Cook.

“Rural Development strongly believes that every rural village or city should have the dependable delivery of safe drinking water,” said Community Programs Specialist Janice Stopak, USDA Rural Development.

The project was funded through the USDA Rural Development Emergency Community Water Assistance Grant program.  For more information contact Janice Stopak at 402-437-5743. 

President Obama’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the President’s leadership, these 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. USDA’s investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values.