FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2007
Schumer Announces Federal Dollars Coming To Wyoming County Community Action, Inc
Federal Funds Will Be Used To Construct A New Daycare Facility In The Village Of Warsaw
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that a $400,000 loan and a $50,000 grant have been awarded to Wyoming County Community Action, Inc in Wyoming County by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program as a Community Facility Loan. The federal funds will be used to construct a new daycare facility called "Mudpies and Milestones Day Care" in the Village of Warsaw.
"This is great news for families in Warsaw and all of Wyoming County," Schumer said. "Access to daycare is essential to many families in the area and this new facility will allow many more parents to take advantage of this important service."
Wyoming County Community Action, Inc., will use federal funds for the construction of a new daycare facility called, "Mudpies and Milestones Daycare" in the Village of Warsaw. Wyoming County Community Action operates as a non-profit corporation and has housed their daycare out of the YMCA but has been forced to relocate. As it is the only daycare in the area, there are several children on the waiting list. The new facility will allow the flexibility necessary to alter or increase enrollment to meet the changing needs of the community.
Community Programs, a division of the Housing and Community Facilities Programs, is part of the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Development mission area. Community Programs administers programs designed to develop essential community facilities for public use in rural areas. These facilities include schools, libraries, childcare, hospitals, medical clinics, assisted living facilities, fire and rescue stations, police stations, community centers, public buildings and transportation. Through its Community Programs, the Department of Agriculture is striving to ensure that such facilities are readily available to all rural communities. Community Programs utilizes three flexible financial tools to achieve this goal: the Community Facilities Guaranteed Loan Program, the Community Facilities Direct Loan Program, and the Community Facilities Grant Program.