The town of Drexel, in Bates and Cass counties, came to USDA Rural Development because its early warning system for tornadoes and other emergencies is nearly 35 years old and replacement parts are hard to find. find, it has reached the end of its useful life. A properly functioning emergency alert siren system is vital to public safety and the protection of the citizens of Drexel. The new system the USDA is helping fund rural development will have a rotating siren for maximum coverage, three distinct warning signals, six built-in siren signals, a high-band radio system, portable radio capability, a button- button for local activation and a personalized function. remote services.
USDA Rural Development can help rural communities and many others with the use of our Community Facilities Loan Grant program. The Community Facility Loans and Grants Program provides financing in the form of direct low-interest loans, grants, or a combination of the two, for essential public safety services such as fire buildings and police, police vehicles, fire trucks and public works equipment. Eligible applicants include public agencies and non-profit community corporations located in rural communities with fewer than 20,000 residents.
USDA RD is ready to help rural Missouri towns with a wide range of funding opportunities to help your communities thrive. Let us know how we can help you.
To contact Rural Development, visit www.rd.usda.gov/mo, email [email protected], or call (573) 876-0976 for more information about any of the USDA Rural Development.