09.07.17

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES $25K IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE TOWN OF WAWARSING IN ULSTER COUNTY

USDA Rural Business Development Grant Will Be Used For A Feasibility Study Of A Parcel Of Land, Spurring Economic Development In Hudson Valley 

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $25,000 in federal funding the Town of Wawarsing. The funding was allocated through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Business Development Grant program. This grant will be used for a feasibility study of the parcel of land known as Colony Farm, to return the area back into usable land for future local businesses.

“This federal investment is great news for the Town of Wawarsing,” said Senator Schumer. “With support from the USDA’s Rural Business Development Grant program, the Town of Wawarsing will be able to perform a feasibility study that will ultimately rehabilitate Colony Farm, thus making the land usable for future commerce. I am proud to announce this federal investment and will continue to fight to make sure that rural communities have the tools and facilities needed to grow and expand their regional economy.”

USDA Rural Development's mission is to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for rural residents.  This funding is awarded through the Rural Business Development Grant program, administered by the USDA’s Rural Development agency. The Rural Development agency is committed to improving economies and lives in rural America, through loans, grants and loan guarantees. They support local businesses, individuals, and communities by promoting economic development, offering loans and providing technical assistance.

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