Over $22 million is headed to Kansas communities to help purchase emergency vehicles and other needed equipment

Lawrence, KANSAS – Rural Development Acting State Director for Kansas Dan Fischer made the announcement on Thursday.

The USDA has announced that the funding will increase access to health care and public safety, while also spurring community development and building sound infrastructure for those who live in rural communities.

The programs assisting the communities include Community Facilities Direct Loans and Grants, Community Facilities Loan Guarantees, Community Facilities Disaster Grants and Economic Impact Initiative Grants.

The projects will finance emergency response vehicles and equipment, build or improve hospitals and clinics and help fund other essential community facilities.

More than 100 types of projects are eligible for Community Facility Funding. Projects are required to be in rural areas with a population of 20,000 or less.