Cooperatives

Coastal Electric Cooperative to Receive $23 Million from USDA for Rural Electric Infrastructure Improvements

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service Administrator Chad Rupe today announced that USDA is investing $181 million to upgrade rural electric systems in 10 states. The funding includes $7.7 million to finance smart grid technologies that improve system operations and monitor grid security.

USDA Announces Investments to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure and Finance Smart Grid Technologies

Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that USDA is investing $122 million to expand and upgrade rural electric systems in Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Oklahoma and South Dakota. The funding includes more than $7 million to finance smart grid technologies to improve system operations and monitor grid security.

USDA Partners to Help Rural Leaders Build Strategies to Achieve Prosperity



Rural Economic Development Initiative Provides Opportunities for Rural Communities to Plan for the Future

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has finalized four cooperative agreements to help rural communities create and implement economic development plans.