Final Stimulus Numbers Announced for Rural North DakotaKFYR-TV | 10/21/2010
State Director Jasper Schneider today announced the final tally of stimulus investments in North Dakota through USDA Rural Development. The figures total nearly $200 million of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) projects that are building a better rural North Dakota.
Through the Recovery Act, USDA Rural Development provided $199,443,380 in assistance to North Dakota through loans, grants and loan guarantees. Investments were made in critical infrastructure to sustain rural economies and ensure their long-term success. The direct impact is shown in the immediate jobs created or saved and the permanent positions made available. The investments will provide opportunities for job creation well into the future.
Also, Rural Development has financed a wide variety of projects through seven program areas addressing the diverse and unique needs of rural communities. The investments have supported essential public facilities and services such as water and sewer systems, housing, health clinics, public safety facilities, renewable energy, and broadband technology.
Recovery Act projects in North Dakota include medical and emergency services, high-speed Internet, water and waste projects and quality housing.
More information about USDA`s efforts regarding the Recovery Act is available at usda.gov/recovery More information about the Federal government`s efforts on the economic stimulus is available at recovery.gov