Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Support for Roscommon Area Schools and First RespondersFriday, May 16, 2014
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for Roscommon Area Schools and first responders. The funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development program, which funds critical infrastructure within rural communities across the country. A $20,000 grant will allow the county to purchase an 800 MHz radio booster system for Roscommon schools. A separate $12,000 grant will help purchase a new patrol car for the Gerrish Township police department.
"With many rural Michigan communities facing serious budget cuts, this support is important for our schools," said Senator Stabenow. "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.