TOPEKA, Kan. – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director Kansas Christy Davis announced that USDA is investing $255,662 to improve lives and strengthen communities in southeast Kansas.
“USDA Rural Development knows a strong community is rooted in its people,” Davis said. “Improving the living space of rural homes and community facilities can strengthen our towns and support our rural Kansas character.”
The details of the four Kansas investments are:
- A $59,200 grant will help rehabilitate the exterior of the Independence
Historical Museum. Located in the historic post office building, the museum
celebrates the community’s culture through history, arts, and activities.
- A $73,230 grant will be used to continue phase two of the rehabilitation process
of two multi-unit housing complexes located in the cities of Uniontown and
- A $50,000 grant will help rehabilitate approximately 20 owner-occupied homes
(10 percent low income and 90 percent very-low income) in Coffey County. The
projects consist of new roofs, electrical and plumbing upgrades, foundation
repairs, heating systems and other general home rehabilitation needs.
- A $73,232 grant will help homeowners and landlords make necessary repairs to
properties that house low and very low-income rural residents in Allen County.
These USDA awards are part of a larger national announcement which include projects in 47 states and American Samoa. The four Kansas investments are being made through two programs specifically designed to help people and communities in rural areas. These programs are Housing Preservation Grants, and Community Facilities Disaster Grant Program.
USDA touches the lives of all Americans each day in so many positive ways. Under the leadership of the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA is transforming America’s food system with a greater focus on more resilient local and regional food production, fairer markets for all producers, ensuring access to safe, healthy and nutritious food in all communities, building new markets and streams of income for farmers and producers using climate-smart food and forestry practices, making historic investments in infrastructure and clean energy capabilities in rural America, and committing to equity across the Department by removing systemic barriers and building a workforce more representative of America. To learn more, visit www.usda.gov.
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