Thursday, July 16, 2009
Cayce getting funds for new fire truck
Congressman Travis Childers has announced $820,718 in essential community facilities projects in Mississippi’s First Congressional District.
These projects, including one in Marshall County and another in Benton County, are being funded immediately with federal funds provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
“It is essential that North Mississippians have access to up-to-date hospitals, libraries, and other community facilities that are critical to revitalizing rural communities,” Childers said. “These important Recovery Act funds will help ensure that Mississippi’s First Congressional District has adequate funding to keep its residents healthy and safe, and that rural North Mississippi has the resources it needs to strengthen local communities.”
The Cayce-Marshall County Volunteer Fire Department is receiving a $45,000 loan for a fire truck.
The Benton County Board of Supervisors is receiving a $120,000 grant for a fire truck and equipment.
Other monies are going to Eupora, Choctaw County, Sardis, Ackerman, Oakland, Vardaman, Walnut, Tishomingo County and the United Community Action Committee for various needs.
The funding is being provided through USDA Rural Development’s Community Facilities program, which helps finance essential community facilities for public use in rural areas These facilities include childcare centers, hospitals, medical clinics, assisted living facilities, fire and rescue stations, police stations, community centers, public buildings and transportation. Through this program, USDA ensures that such facilities are available to all rural residents. These funds are available to public bodies and non-profit organizations.
Funding of individual recipients is contingent upon their meeting the terms of the loan or grant agreement. More information about USDA Rural Development can be found at www.rurdev.usda.gov.
More information about USDA’s Recovery Act efforts is available at www.usda.gov/recovery. More information about the federal government’s efforts on the Recovery Act is available at www.recovery.gov.
For more on the First District’s and Mississippi’s share of Recovery Act funds, visit Childers’ online Recovery Tracker at www.childers.house.gov.
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