State Director Bobby Lewis recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development approved a Community Facilities Grant in the amount of $9,000 for Coalton Volunteer Fire Department Inc. in Randolph County.
Rural Development funds will be used to assist in purchasing a new fire station siren and a snow plow.
Rural Development serves as the lead federal entity for rural development needs and administers program assistance through its housing, business, community and infrastructure programs.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.
Further information on USDA Rural Development may be obtained by visiting USDA's website at www.rurdev.usda.gov. In West Virginia, call 1-800-295-8228 to be put in touch with the appropriate personnel serving your county.