USDA Marks Earth Day Celebrations with Record Funding for Water & Wastewater Projects

Last week, USDA Secretary Tom Visack announced that USDA will be providing financial support via loans or grants to 116 rural water and wastewater projects across the nation.  Under the provisions of the Farm Bill as well as other USDA sources, the Agency can offer nearly $387 million in funding – a combination of $164.6 million in grants and $222 million in loans.  The awards are generally divided equally between water and wastewater projects and will be made to projects in 40 states and Puerto Rico.

You can view the project list and award amounts on the USDA website at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/SupportDocuments/rdEarthDay2014ProjectList.pdf

 

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