WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Energy for America program has awarded a total of $2,056,900 to four communities and one joint fire department in northeast Ohio.

“We must ensure that our rural communities have the resources needed to improve the lives and safety of their residents,” said Brown.

USDA Funds for northeast Ohio communities are broken down below:

·        $112,000 to Knox Township to purchase a backhoe.

·        $903,900 to the Village of Lodi to purchase a fire engine, ambulance, and pickup truck.

·        $345,000 to the C, B, &S Joint Fire District to purchase a new pumper tanker.

·        $530,000 to the Village of Carrollton to purchase a fire truck.

·        $166,000 to Salem Township to purchase a tractor with mower and tandem roller.

The funds for this grant are a part of the USDA’s Rural Development initiative. Brown helped secure a strong Rural Development title in the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bill, and is continuing to advocate for rural Ohio and programs that promote energy efficiency and clean energy across rural America.