WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $42,000 Community Facilities grant to Loudon Township to purchase a tractor, loader and boomer mower. The USDA is also awarding a $78,000 Community Facilities loan to finance these purchases, bringing the total USDA funds available to $120,000. These funds will help Loudon Township maintain the roads and cemeteries that serve more than 1,000 residents living in Carrol County.
“This funding will help to improve infrastructure in rural Ohio communities,” Brown said. “We must ensure that our rural areas like Loudon have the resources needed to improve the everyday lives of their residents.”
The funds for this purchase are a part of the USDA’s Rural Development initiative. Brown helped secure a strong Rural Development title in the 2014 Farm Bill, and is continuing to advocate for Rural Development programs in the 2018 Farm Bill.