PETER WELCH, Senator for Vermont

BURLINGTON, VT – Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Representative Becca Balint (VT-AL) today announced five Vermont organizations received federal investments through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Community Facilities Grants, which support and strengthen rural development in Vermont and across America. 

The USDA Community Facilities Grants will support projects in the Town of Hardwick, Castleton, Greensboro, Cabot, and Lyndonville. The $914,000 awarded to Vermont is part of an $800 million investment from the USDA across 36 states and two territories, supporting an estimated 480,000 people in rural communities.

“Vermont’s rural communities make our state strong, and we’re working together to ensure the federal government is delivering for the families, farmers, and workers who call these vibrant towns and villages home. These Community Facility grants from the USDA will help support our local economies, jumpstart new infrastructure projects and redevelopment, and create jobs here in Vermont,” said the Vermont Delegation.  

“With this essential funding through Community Facilities grants, rural towns throughout Vermont will see quality of life improve in real time,” said Sarah Waring, State Director of USDA Rural Development. “From a state-of-the-art Styrofoam recycling machine and a roof for a nursing home in the Northeast Kingdom, to library improvements in Lamoille and Rutland Counties, these investments provide a path forward for people looking to make the right economic and environmental choices. And those choices are made possible by our committed congressional partners and their dedicated staffs, here on the ground and in Washington.’’

Information on Vermont’s recipients can be found here and below: