USDA announced this week $394 million in grants for rural infrastructure improvements. The funds will benefit around 2 million people with better housing, healthcare and infrastructure in eight states and Puerto Rico. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he has already identified 52 projects who will receive the funds through the Rural Partners Network.
The largest grant of $140.6 million is for the Georgia Transmission Corporation, a cooperative in the Atlanta suburbs for electrical infrastructure in Georgia, Alabama and Florida. The goal, Vilsack says, is for communities to tap economic development resources. The secretary also announced $265 million in cost-share funding for 28 Emergency Watershed Protection infrastructure projects in 16 states for streambank stabilization, flood prevention and watershed restoration.
Read more on the USDA grant funding here.
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