Brown Announces Nearly 10.3 Million for Rural Development Across Ohio


WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 26, 2022 – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development office has awarded six Community Facilities Disaster Grants, eight Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Grants, and one Electric Infrastructure Loan totaling $10,298,000 to communities across Ohio.
“This federal funding makes critical investments in improving our state’s infrastructure and bolstering economic growth,” said Brown. “We must ensure that communities across Ohio have the resources they need to grow local economies and improve the everyday lives of residents. My office and I will continue working with community partners to ensure these communities continue to get the support they need.”
To see the full list of grant awards, please visit HERE.
The USDA Rural Development office provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas.
Brown has been a leader for Ohio’s rural communities, successfully securing a number of provisions that are important to Ohio farmers in the 2018 Farm Bill. He is the first Ohioan to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee in more than 50 years.