Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Support for First Responders in Lincoln TownshipFriday, May 16, 2014
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for the Lincoln Township Fire Department to buy a new tanker truck. The funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development program, which funds critical infrastructure within rural communities across the country. Lincoln Township will receive a $25,000 grant and a $175,000 loan.
"Our first responders provide lifesaving services to communities like Lake George 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.