Senator Stabenow Announces Federal Funds for Rural Communities Across Northern MichiganFriday, February 11, 2022
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced $244,900 to support rural communities across Northern Michigan. These funds come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program, secured by Senator Stabenow in the 2018 Farm Bill.
“Our first responders and law enforcement in Northern Michigan work hard to keep our families safe,” said Senator Stabenow. “This funding will help small communities across the region prosper and support our police officers and firefighters who keep our communities safe.”
The following communities will receive funding from the Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program:
- Evart Area Joint Fire Department will receive $100,000 to purchase firefighter protection equipment.
- Reed City will receive $3,000 to purchase body cameras for their police department.
- Osceola County will receive $35,000 to purchase a law enforcement vehicle.
- Tawas City will receive $27,900 to purchase a police vehicle.
- East Jordan will receive $30,000 to purchase a patrol vehicle and emergency and law enforcement equipment.
- The City of Gaylord will receive $42,000 to purchase a patrol vehicle.
- The Charlevoix Historical Society will receive $7,000 to install air-conditioning in their museum.
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