MONTGOMERY, Ala., October 27, 2020 – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (RD) Alabama State Director Chris Beeker announced today the Trump Administration is investing $840,000 in Perry County to improve essential community services.
“Our roads are a vital piece of infrastructure in our rural areas and such an essential component of the U.S. economy. We are proud to provide financial assistance to improve safety and access to opportunity for all— especially rural areas,” said State Director Beeker. “Thanks to the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Purdue, USDA Rural Development has been working tirelessly to be a strong partner to rural Alabama in building stronger and healthier communities.”
USDA is investing in Perry County, Alabama through the Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program. Investments can be used to build or upgrade a wide range of rural community facilities such as schools, libraries, clinics and public safety facilities.
- The Perry County Commission will use a $840,000 Community Facilities Direct loan to repair embankments and culverts, channel protections measures, re-grading ditch lines, and repaving roadways throughout Perry County, Ala. Many county roads were severely damaged by the storm which occurred on May 30, 2018. There are over 40 sites county wide affected by this occurrence. These vital upgrades will repair roads used by the citizens and emergency personnel and will allow them to travel safely in the rural community.
More than 100 types of projects are eligible for Community Facilities funding. Eligible applicants include municipalities, public bodies, nonprofit organizations and federally recognized Native American tribes. Projects must be in rural areas with a population of 20,000 or less.
USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs 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 areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov.
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