USDA to invest $46 million to improve critical community facilities in 16 states

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In order to improve critical community facilities, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced to invest $46 million that would benefit over 360,000 rural residents in 16 states.

“Rural America relies on safe, modern community facilities to ensure access to essential services such as education, health care and public safety,” USDA Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary Bette Brand said.

It is to be noted here that USDA is funding 44 projects through the Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program. The investments can be utilized to build or upgrade schools, libraries, clinics and public safety facilities.