WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program has awarded a $1,500,000 loan to Port William-Liberty Township Ohio. The loan will be used to finance the construction of a 9,210-square foot building to house the Port William-Liberty Township Joint Fire and Emergency Medical Services District (PWLT).
“Ohio firefighters and first-responders work every day to protect our families,” said Brown. “This investment will ensure that Port William has the resources it needs to keep residents safe.”
These funds are a part of the USDA’s Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program, which provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. The program helps rural small towns, cities and communities make infrastructure improvements and provide essential facilities such as schools, libraries, courthouses, public safety facilities, hospitals, colleges and daycare centers.
Brown has been a leader for Ohio’s rural communities, successfully securing a number of provisions that are important to Ohio farmers in the 2018 Farm Bill. He is the first Ohioan to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee in more than 50 years.