Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding to Create Jobs and Improve Rural Water Systems
Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced funding for rural water projects to create jobs and improve rural water and wastewater systems in 16 states including, AR, CA, IA, ID, IL, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NJ, NY, SC, VA, and WV. The $54 million in loans and $19 million in grants are being provided by USDA Rural Development’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) to help communities build and upgrade water systems. “These improvements to rural water infrastructure will provide reliable access to clean water, improving public health while creating jobs that strengthen rural economies, ” Vilsack said.
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