Rep Gibbs Announces USDA Funding for New London
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Bob Gibbs announced on Tuesday a $3 million US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Loan and Grant award for the Village of New London. The USDA funding, a $2.1 million loan and $892,000 grant, will be used to improve the village’s wastewater treatment plant.
“I am happy to announce this funding for New London,” said Congressman Gibbs. “Maintaining water and wastewater systems can often place heavy financial burdens on municipalities and rural communities. That is why USDA’s Water and Environmental Programs are so important. New London will be able to make the necessary improvements to the plant, ensuring safe and affordable service for residents.”
Congressman Gibbs has been a champion for water infrastructure development since entering Congress. This year President Trump signed Gibbs’ Water Infrastructure Improvement Act into law. The law codifies an EPA program that allows local governments and utility providers to prioritize projects to maximize environmental and health benefits while working toward EPA compliance.
In a separate release, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald LaVoy said:
“These investments will bring reliable infrastructure to rural communities…Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary [Sonny] Perdue, USDA is committed to partnering with rural communities to help them improve their infrastructure, because when rural America thrives, all of America thrives.”
The nationwide funding announcement can be found here.