USDA announces funding to the town of Davis

Staff reports
Farm Forum

HURON, S.D. – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director Julie Gross announced funding of a $14,500 loan and $2,500 grant for the purchase of a pay loader for the town of Davis, S.D.

“This winter was a great example of why it’s essential for communities to have reliable equipment. Every community deserves to have the resources to keep their town running no matter their size,” said Gross. “It is Rural Development’s mission to assist small communities and we are excited to provide Davis, population 85, with funding to make a purchase that will have a positive impact year-round for a very long time. When rural America thrives, all of America thrives.”

USDA is funding 20 projects through the Community Facilities Direct Loan Program investing $68 million to build or improve community facilities and essential services for nearly 715,000 rural residents in 13 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

The projects announced are in rural communities in Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, California, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, South Dakota and Texas.