FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 13, 2007
Schumer Announces Federal Funds Coming To Two Franklin County Fire Departments
Federal Dollars Will Be Used to Purchase New Fire Trucks
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that over $180,000 in federal grants and loans has been awarded to two
"This is great news for
Dickinson Volunteer Fire Department in
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.