FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 8, 2012
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES VILLAGE OF BATH TO RECEIVE OVER $550,000 IN USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT FOR NEW FIRE TRUCKS
Schumer Announces $513,850 Loan and $50,000 Grant Coming to Bath Through USDA Rural Development Program
Schumer: This Investment Will Expand Access to Emergency Services and Improve Quality of Life for This Rural Community
Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Village of Bath in Steuben County has received a Community Facility Loan and Grant for a total of $563,850 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development program. The funding will be used to improve emergency services through the procurement of two new fire trucks.
"Efficiently supporting our rural communities with access to emergency services and care is pivotal for the community,” said Schumer. “These funds will ensure that our local heroes have the critically important fire trucks that allow them to continue doing their life-saving work in the Village of Bath.”
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 USDA Rural Development funding for the Village of Bath is comprised of a $513,850 loan and $50,000 grant. 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. USDA Rural Development fosters growth in homeownership, finances business development, and supports the creation of necessary community and technology infrastructure.