|Little Dixie to receive $41,250 stimulus grant|
|Thursday, 30 July 2009 19:34|
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Dan Boren announced the selection of Little Dixie Community Action Agency as the recipient of a $41,250 federal grant made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or stimulus package.
“I am pleased this funding is coming to southeast Oklahoma. I know these resources will greatly assist Little Dixie with community projects and services,” Boren said.
The grant to Little Dixie Community Action Agency is part of $58.1 million in federal funding announced today for 104 community projects across the nation.
The funding announced today is being provided through USDA Rural Development’s Community Facilities program, which helps finance essential community facilities for public use in rural areas. These facilities include child care centers, hospitals, medical clinics, assisted-living facilities, fire and rescue stations, police stations, community centers, public buildings and transportation. Through this program, USDA ensures that such facilities are available to all rural residents. Local governments, non-profit organizations, and recognized Indian tribes are eligible to apply for funding.