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USDA Rural Development Funding Announced For Hamilton, Putnam County

Missouri State USDA Director Kyle Wilkens says Missouri will receive $2.76 million dollars in financing for projects intended to aid in rural community development in the state. The funding can be used for public safety, education, emergency response, and other community facilities and equipment.

The City of Hamilton will receive a $33,100 grant to purchase equipment for Hamilton’s police and public works departments. The police department’s updated radio equipment is needed due to a lack of interoperability between Hamilton’s Police Department and neighboring departments. The city’s Public Works Department add a mini backhoe to allow city personnel to better perform smaller tasks around the community where larger equipment may not be best suited.

The Putnam County Special Projects Organization will receive a loan of $14,700 and a grant worth $7,800 to purchase a fire truck that will be leased to the Liberty Township Fire Protection District. The fire truck will replace an older model that is becoming costly to operate due to frequently needed repairs.



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