April 15, 2010 2:27:00 PM
First District U.S. Rep. Travis Childers announced $475,302 in Recovery Act funding for Grenada and Lowndes Counties. Specifically, today''s Recovery Act funding will provide $288,802 for the City of Grenada to construct a new senior citizen center. It will also provide $186,500 for the Town of Artesia to build an up-to-date fire station that will provide better protection and easier access to the fire equipment.
"It is essential that North Mississippians have access to the up-to-date facilities that are critical to revitalizing rural communities," said Congressman Childers. "These important Recovery Act funds will help ensure that Mississippi''s First Congressional District has the resources it needs to strengthen local communities and keep residents healthy and safe."
The $193 million in Recovery Act projects being announced today are funded through USDA Rural Development''s Community Facilities Program and will be matched with $68.5 million from other sources. Because of these and other funds, rural communities in 32 states including Mississippi will benefit from loans and grants provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Funding of each loan and grant is contingent upon the recipient meeting the conditions of the agreement.
For more information on the First District''s and Mississippi''s share of Recovery Act funds, visit Congressman Childers'' online Recovery Tracker at www.childers.house.gov.
local commented at 4/16/2010 5:24:00 AM:
HEY..WHAT HAPPENED TO THE STRIP CLUB BILL OR ISSUE? JUST A LOT OF TALK AND NO ACTION. OR DID SOMEONE SHUT IT UP?
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