WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a $13,000 Community Facilities grant to Seven Mile to purchase a new police cruiser. The USDA is also awarding a $25,000 Community Facilities loan to purchase the car and equipment, bringing the total USDA funds available to $38,000. The police cruiser will provide the Village of Seven Mile’s police department with dependable, safe, and secure transportation as they serve the village’s residents.
“Ohio police officers and first-responders work every day to protect our families,” said Brown. “This investment will ensure that police in the Village of Seven Mile have the resources they need to keep Seven Mile 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.