Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Support for City of Bronson to Help Purchase New Police, Public Works VehicleMonday, May 19, 2014
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the City of Bronson Police Department and Department of Public Works. The funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development Community Facility Grant program, which funds critical infrastructure within rural communities across the country. The $12,000 and $18,000 grants, respectively, will be used to help purchase a new police vehicle and a dump truck with a snow blade to assist in snow removal in the winter.
"Our city employees and first responders provide invaluable services to communities like the City of Bronson throughout Michigan," said Senator Stabenow. "With many rural Michigan communities facing serious budget cuts, this support is especially important. Today's announcement reinforces the partnership between our local communities and rural development, which helps to maintain the quality of life across Michigan."
Senator Stabenow is Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, which has jurisdiction over the USDA and its Rural Development program.