Stories tagged with: USDA

September 6, 2013 - 12:46pm
44 weeks 17 hours ago

Senator Sherrod Brown announced federal funds to improve electric service.

Senator Brown said South Central Power Company in Lancaster was awarded a $64 million loan guarantee from US Department of Agriculture and Rural Utilities program to construct new distribution and transmission line in 18 southern Ohio counties. The counties include Licking, Perry and Muskingum.

Some money will also be used for smart grid projects.

According to the USDA the loan guarantee will serve...

July 14, 2011 - 11:22am
2 years 51 weeks ago

There may be a solution for local homeowners seeking help with repairs.

The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development made a visit to the Muskingum County Center for Seniors Thursday morning.  The USDA is offering grants and funds through their 504 Home Repair Program. Loan Specialist, Debbie Tewanger, says the program is designed to help low income applicants in rural areas improve their living conditions and assist with needed home repairs.

"I've...

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