USDA Invests $ 650,000 to Improve Rural Community Facilities and Services in Nebraska | KLIN

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Acting Director of State in Nebraska, Kim Martini, today announced that USDA is investing $ 650,000 to equip, rebuild and modernize essential services in rural areas of Nebraska. The investments will benefit more than 300 rural residents.

USDA is committed to helping rural communities improve infrastructure for essential services, Martini said. The investment announced today will help make this community safer for local residents and pedestrians with disabilities. These improvements help rural communities improve their prosperity for years to come.

The investment in Nebraska is funded by the Community Facilities Direct Grants and Loans Program, which helps rural residents build or improve critical community infrastructure and purchase or replace equipment needed for community services. essential. For example:

  • The Village of Unadilla receives a loan of $ 650,000 to repair several city blocks where asphalt streets are in poor condition and provide a longer, safe and functional surface for traffic. All the deteriorated roadway will be repaired, new access ramps will be added to increase the safety conditions for disabled pedestrians. The new streets will serve as the main access routes to Highway 2, Unadilla Christian Church, local access routes and access routes to downtown Unadilla.

Today’s investment is in coordination with the recent announcement by USDA Assistant Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson that USDA is investing $ 185 million to equip, rebuild and modernize services essentials in rural areas of 32 states, benefiting 3 million rural residents: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Over 100 types of projects are eligible for community facility funding. Eligible applicants include federally recognized municipalities, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and Native American tribes. Projects must be located in rural areas of 20,000 inhabitants or less.

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