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Halifax County awarded $128,700 to purchase garbage truck

SoVaNow.com / November 24, 2021
Halifax County will receive a grant of $128,700 to purchase a front loader refuse truck, U.S. senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced Tuesday.

The funding was awarded through the Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program, the Community Facilities Guaranteed Loan Program, the Community Facilities Disaster Grants, and the Economic Impact Initiative Grants Program, all administered by USDA Rural Development. These programs offer direct loans, loan guarantees, and grants to develop or improve essential public facilities in rural communities.

“We’re glad to see these federal dollars go toward improving the infrastructure of our rural communities,” said the Senators. “These investments will help essential community facilities better serve their communities.”

USDA’s Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grants, Disaster Grants, and Guaranteed Loans programs offer direct loans, loan guarantees, and grants to develop or improve essential community facilities in rural areas. Other area localities to receive funding include:

» The Drakes Branch Volunteer Fire Department will receive a grant of $97,500 to refurbish the Department’s brush truck.

» The Town of Drakes Branch will receive a grant of $97,500 to purchase heating ventilation and air conditioning and equipment.

» The Harvest Outreach Center in Rustburg will receive a loan of $775,000 to purchase a building and equipment for a school in the area.

» The Town of Lawrenceville will receive a loan of $215,000 to purchase a used ladder truck and new accessories.

» The Town of Crewe will receive a loan of $68,200 to purchase two new patrol vehicles and equipment including mobile data terminals.

» The Town of Blackstone will receive a loan of $520,000 to purchase a new ladder truck.

» The Buckhorn Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. in South Hill will receive a loan of $400,000 to purchase a pumper fire truck.



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