Village of Oconto Receives $899,000 from USDA for Water Improvement Project

Vicki Schurman
Release Date
Jun 10, 2015

USDA Rural Development has awarded $899,000 to the Village of Oconto to be leveraged with a $250,000 Community Development Block Grant from the State of Nebraska for a water improvement project.

“This project has been needed for a long time and we, as a board, are excited to see it through to fruition,” said Jim Rempe, Village of Oconto.

“USDA funds will be used to fund the water improvement project,” said Community Programs Specialist Natalie Furrow, USDA Rural Development. “The project entails a new backup well, new distribution system, new meters and the rehabilitation of the existing water storage facility.”

USDA Rural Development funding is being provided through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program.  For more information visit or contact Community Programs Specialist Natalie Furrow at 308-534-2360 ext.1129 or

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.