Reed Secures Grants for Rural Development in Angelica, Portland, and Ripley
Today, Rep. Tom Reed announced a $40,000 grant for the Village of Angelica, a $60,000 grant for the Town of Portland, and a $149,600 grant for the Town of Ripley to provide funding to increase and promote development in our rural communities and grow the economy.
“We care about ensuring our rural communities have fair access to financial support to better our community,” Tom said. “These grants enable our local villages and towns to purchase the equipment they need and complete infrastructure projects to serve our rural areas and boost jobs in our community.”
“It’s very nice to have an elected representative such as Tom Reed who understands and cares about the communities that he serves,” said Village of Angelica Mayor Michael Trivisondoli. “The village of Angelica would not have been able to purchase the necessary safety equipment without the grant and loan combination we received from the USDA Rural Development program. Thank you on behalf of the Village of Angelica.”
“These funds are very helpful to the Town of Portland,” said Daniel Schrantz, Supervisor of the Town of Portland. “It really helps our highway department keep up with their equipment and it is very helpful for rural communities to have that help.”
“If we lose our dam, we lose our water source, essentially," Douglas Bowen, supervisor of Ripley, said. "This will repair the damage that has taken place over the past few years due to storms. We have been very fortunate in Ripley and appreciate all the help Rural Development has given us.”United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development offers loans, grants, and loan guarantees to help create jobs and support economic development in rural communities.