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USDA loans, grants coming to Iowa communities

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced 186 projects that will receive USDA Rural Development loans and grants.

This announcement includes $4.4 million of additional resources under the Community Facility Grant and Loan Program in 32 states and Washington, D.C., as well as $10.3 million in the Intermediary Re-Lending program. Vilsack says these rural loans and grants help create jobs and improve quality of life, which are an integral part of the rural development section of the farm bill.

Iowa communities received 13 grants and one loan; most were for emergency and fire equipment, or hospital equipment. You can find a complete list below, or click here to see all 186 projects as a .pdf file.


Iowa Rural Development Grants & Loans
Entity Grant Loan Purpose
City of Albia $50,000 $0 Purchase of a brush truck
City of Blockton $50,000 $0 Purchase of an ambulance and equipment
City of Chariton $30,000 $0 Purchase of a fire truck
City of Collins $41,200 $188,800 Construction of a new fire station
City of Corwith $50,000 $0 Construction of a new fire station
City of Eldora $50,000 $0 Purchase of an ambulance
City of Hastings $50,000 $0 Purchase of a new fire truck and equipment
City of Humeston $48,700 $0 Purchase of a new fire truck and equipment
City of Van Wert $9,100 $0 Purchase of a warning siren and equipment.
Community Hospital, Inc. $47,700 $0 Purchase of a mobile medication-dispensing cabinet
Davis County Hospital $46,900 $0 Purchase of an ambulance
Humboldt County Memorial Hospital $27,700 $0 Purchase of an ambulance
Wayne County Hospital $30,000 $0 Purchase of a 3D ultrasound machines and viewing station
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