WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that a $48,000 loan and a $36,000 grant have been awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Oxford Township. The funds, provided under USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Program, will be used to purchase a road grader to be used in road building projects.
"Ohio's roads and highways move goods across America. These funds will strengthen infrastructure projects - which create jobs and promote economic development," Brown said
Brown has worked for transportation and infrastructure improvements, and fought to pass the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act. The HIRE Act extends surface transportation projects - investing in our nation's infrastructure and helping states and localities make capital-intensive decisions. By investing in infrastructure, the HIRE Act boosts the manufacturing and construction sectors. Under the HIRE Act, Ohio will receive an estimated $1.39 billion in funds for critical infrastructure improvements.