Moolenaar Welcomes Rural Development Grant for Beaverton

August 6, 2020
Press Release

This week, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development announced new financial support for the City of Beaverton and its efforts to upgrade the community’s water infrastructure.

USDA approved a $41,000 loan and a $125,000 grant to support the city’s sewer pump station replacement project.

The department also approved a $999,000 loan and a $726,000 grant for the replacement of the water main, valves, and service lines on Saginaw Street. The current sewer main has, in the words of USDA, “outlived its useful life,” and there are increased E.coli levels in Ross Lake.

Congressman John Moolenaar is Michigan’s only member of the House Appropriations subcommittee with oversight of the Department of Agriculture and the Office of Rural Development. On the panel, he has supported rural development efforts that strengthen small communities in Michigan and across the nation.

"Michigan’s rural communities don’t always have the financial resources of the larger cities and suburbs, so I work hard in Congress to make sure the federal government supports these communities and residents with critical infrastructure needs,” said Congressman Moolenaar. “This funding will help Beaverton be an even better place for residents and their families."

Additional details on grants and loans is available here and here.