WASHINGTON D.C. – New federal resources will provide for the purchase of a new police cruiser in Fulton County.  U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced today that the Village of Delta in Fulton County will receive a $14,100 grant and a $24,000 loan from the USDA Rural Development branch’s Community Facility Loan and Grant program.

“It can often be difficult for rural communities to fully fund critical infrastructure projects,” Brown said. “These funds from the Agriculture Department will help the Village of Delta have the equipment it needs.”

According to the USDA, the Community Facility Loan and Grant Program supports funding for essential community facilities in rural areas, such as health care, public safety, and education.  In addition to the federal grant and loan, Fulton County is providing $3,058 in funding, for a total of $41,158. 

Brown is the first Ohioan in over 40 years to serve on the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. He serves as the Chair of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Jobs, Rural Economic Growth, and Energy Innovation.