Federal Agency Offers Funding For A Variety Of Community Programs

USDA has funding available for myriad of projects in area

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USDA Rural Development in Payson April 15 to promote local applications for federal loans and grants

USDA Rural Development in Arizona agency representatives will be in Payson on Tuesday, April 15 for a special meeting, said Eddie Browning, state director.

They will be in Payson to solicit applications for over $100 million in funding that will be available for rural Arizona communities and entities.

We are seeking applications from this area--including Star Valley, Pine, and Strawberry--for a variety of projects, such as senior centers, hospitals, libraries, housing, business development and police and fire stations and equipment," Browning said.

USDA Rural Development has funded thousands of projects throughout rural Arizona in the past and new applications are being sought for this funding cycle.

he meeting, which is free to the public, is scheduled for Town Hall, 303 N. Beeline Hwy., at 1 p.m. There will be break-out sessions for the various program areas.

We hope to see business developers, city and town planners, police and fire department representatives, housing folks and advocates for seniors, children and students at this session," Browning said.

"Our programs are far-reaching and can help jumpstart most economic development and community projects within a town."

rowning noted that the Agency is partnering with the Arizona Rural Water Infrastructure Committee (RWIC) for the meeting in order to better address water and wastewater infrastructure needs. RWIC representatives will be available during the break-out sessions.

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