MCCASKILL GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT
Missouri rural communities awarded over $5,000,000 in federal funding
April 30, 2010
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program will provide $3,018,000 in federal loan funding and $2,066,000 in federal grant funding to several Missouri rural communities to improve water and waste disposal systems.
According to the USDA, the Rural Development's Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program assists with development and updates to water and waste disposal systems. Money may be used to finance water, sanitary sewerage, solid waste disposal and storm wastewater facilities for rural communities.
The following Missouri communities will receive federal money:
• Madison County Public Water Supply District #1 - $100,000 loan and $400,000 grant to upgrade and renovate North System distribution system, storage facilities and water source.
• Harrison County Public Water Supply District #2 - $768,000 loan and $766,000 grant to construct a 200,000 gallon water tower, construct two new wells, and provide additional raw water lines for the distribution system.
• City of Maysville (DeKalb County) - $1,600,000 loan and $900,000 grant to construct a new water tower, install new water transmission lines and make other improvements.
• City of Greenfield (Dade County) - $550,000 loan to construct a liquid chlorine disinfection system at the Talburt Lagoon.
McCaskill believes that federal grants and loans are a positive alternative to earmarks, which in the past have frequently had too little accountability. Competitive merit and need based federal grants and low-interest government loans bring federal assistance to Missouri in an honest and fiscally responsible manner.
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