USDA Rural Development Awards $2,208,500 for Projects, Public Services in Southwest Virginia

Friday, November 19, 2021 | Kevin Baird (202-225-3861)
Tags: Economy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development today awarded a total of $2,208,500 in grants and loans for projects and public services in Southwest Virginia. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement:

“Rural communities often face difficulties in reliably funding or upgrading the public services they provide. Today’s award of $2,208,500 in funding from USDA Rural Development is a significant investment in Southwest Virginia and will improve the quality of life for residents.”

Awards and recipients include:

  • A loan of $1,700,000 to People Incorporated of Southwest Virginia in Abingdon to purchase and renovate a building for an administrative office;
  • A loan of $84,300 and a grant of $75,000 to the Town of Glade Spring for a new sanitation vehicle;
  • A loan of $85,000, a grant of $50,000, and a grant of $25,000 to the Wise County Public Service Authority for three new service trucks;
  • A grant of $66,000 to the William King Museum of Art in Abingdon for a diesel generator to provide backup electricity;
  • A grant of $50,000 to the Town of Marion to purchase equipment for its patrol vehicle fleet;
  • A grant of $50,000 to the City of Norton for two new vehicles, furniture, and equipment; and
  • A grant of $23,200 to Buchanan County for a utility task vehicle, cargo trailer, and four helmets.


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