McPherson County eligible for Rural Development Grant Funding
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development has announced $2.7 million in funding for Kansas counties impacted by natural disasters through the agency’s Rural Communities Infrastructure and Equipment program.
“President Trump and USDA Secretary Perdue continue to prioritize Rural America through resources and funding opportunities to help communities rebuild,” said U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D. in a statement. “These grant dollars will be valuable tools for our municipalities and non-profits to support community growth and recovery efforts.”
McPherson County is eligible for grant funding that will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis in grants of up to $50,000. Funding will be provided on a graduated scale; smaller communities with the lowest median household income are eligible for a higher proportion of grant funds. More than 100 types of projects are eligible for funding and must be in eligible rural areas with a population of 20,000 or less.