09.13.07

Schumer Announces Federal Funds Coming To Hartford Volunteer Fire Company

Federal Dollars Will Be Used to Purchase a New Rescue Vehicle

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that a $24,750 grant has been awarded to the Hartford Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. in Washington County by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program as a Community Facility Grant.  The fire department will use these funds to purchase a new rescue vehicle.

 

"This is great news for Washington County," Schumer said. "We can never truly repay our first responder s for their heroic efforts and dedication to duty, but we can ensure they have the equipment and resources they need to do their jobs well. These items will allow first responders to better serve the various rural communities throughout the county."

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The Hartford Volunteer Fire Company will use these federal funds to purchase a new rescue vehicle.

 

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.



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