FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2012
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES VILLAGE OF FORESTVILLE TO RECEIVE $25,000 USDA GRANT – INVESTMENT WILL HELP PURCHASE 4- WHEEL DRIVE AMBULANCE
Funding Will Ensure Forestville Community Access to Critical Emergency Services
Schumer: This Investment Will Keep Forestville Residents Safe
Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Village of Forestville has received a Community Facility Program grant for $25,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Rural Development. The grant will be used to purchase a new four-wheel drive ambulance that will be equipped to face the winter conditions in the Village of Forestville in Chautauqua County.
“This ambulance will be equipped to handle the worst winter can throw at Upstate New York. Efficiently supporting our rural communities with funding for ambulances and emergency care is pivotal for our community and our economy,” said Schumer. “Funding projects in the Village of Forestville will help facilitate daily needs of residents and give them piece of mind no matter where they live.”
Community Facilities Programs provides grants to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural areas and towns of up to 20,000 in population. Grants are authorized on a graduated scale. Applicants located in small communities with low populations and low incomes will receive a higher percentage of grants. Grants are available to public entities such as municipalities, counties, parishes, boroughs, and special-purpose districts, as well as non-profit corporations and tribal governments.
The grant is part of the USDA Rural Development annual budget. USDA Rural Development’s mission is to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for rural residents. Rural Development fosters growth in homeownership, finances business development, and supports the creation of necessary community and technology infrastructure.