USDA Announces Rural Improvement Grant Program

With many farmers keeping an eye out for additional government assistance for their used farm equipment, many areas will also be receiving funds from a new program announced from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The program will provide funding to a number of low-income households throughout the Midwest. Grants will be provided to 163 recipients, with the aim of making repairs to buildings as well as increasing accessibility for disabled individuals. Other services used for the grant will go toward weatherization and other energy efficient projects.

The USDA hopes that the money will help make rural homeowners safer and increase financial stability for struggling farmers who are often forced to put much of their income back into their businesses in an industry that’s developing new technology rapidly.