WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded Granville a $4,100,000 Community Facilities loan to construct a 20,825 square-foot facility that will house the Granville Township Fire Department, barracks, and administration offices. The new firehouse will replace the village’s current building and includes upgrades that will allow for quicker response times as the department serves its residents and lends support to Denison University.
“This investment will ensure that the city of Granville has the resources it needs to keep Licking County residents safe,” said Brown.
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, fighting to secure a strong Rural Development title in the recently passed 2018 Farm Bill and the 2014 Farm Bill. He is the first Ohioan to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee in more than 50 years.