WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural Development has issued two community facility loans, a grant and a loan for water and waste disposal totaling $2,376,500 to three Eastern Ohio communities.
“This federal funding makes critical investments in improving our state’s infrastructure, which strengthens economic growth, and support law enforcement and first responders” Brown said. “We need to make sure communities in Eastern Ohio have the resources they need to grow local economies and improve the daily lives of residents. My office and I will continue to work with community partners to ensure Eastern Ohio receives its fair share of support and investment.
Funding provided includes:
- Loan of $1,885,000 to Cadiz village in Harrison County to fund the rehabilitation of sewer lines and manhole covers, and the installation and reconnection of sewer service lines.
- Loan of $116,000 to Village of Middleport in Meigs County to fund the purchase of a street sweeper, law enforcement vehicle and automated external defibrillator.
- Loan of $325,500 and one $50,000 grant to Village of Winterville in Jefferson County to fund the purchase of two dump trucks for road construction, repair and maintenance.
USDA’s Office of Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunity and create jobs in rural areas. This aid supports the improvement of infrastructure; Business development; lodging; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed Internet access in rural areas.
Brown was a leader for rural communities in Ohio, secure successfully a number of important provisions for Ohio farmers in the 2018 Farm Bill. He is the first Ohioan to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee in more than 50 years.