The Town of Portland was presented a $433,100 ceremonial check from the United States Department of Agriculture.
The Rural Development funding package is composed of a $413,100 loan and a $20,000 grant. Funding for the new garage also included $45,000 from the New York State legislature and $186,900 from the Town.
“This funding will be used to provide central storage and protection for the essential equipment necessary to keep the roads in Portland clean and safe,” said Congressman Brian Higgins. “Through this team effort, between federal, state and local governments, we are able to make this project happen.”
USDA Rural Development’s mission is to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for rural residents. In fiscal year 2007, USDA Rural Development invested more than $262 million in New York, raising its total investment in the state to more than $1.5 billion since 2001. Further information on rural programs is available by contacting the State Office at (315) 477-6400 or by visiting USDA's web site at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/ny.