Davis Announces USDA Grant to Purchase Snow Plow Truck for Schram City
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) announced today that the Village of Schram City has received a $25,000 federal grant for the purchase of a new dump truck with a snow plow. The funding comes from the Community Facilities Direct Loans and Grants program through U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development.
"This grant will replace a 30 year-old truck that Schram City has relied upon to do critical public works operations. In the winter it is incredibly important for public safety that small rural communities have the ability to clear roads of snow and ice. I am certain that Schram City will be responsible stewards of this truck like they were to their last. This is a great example of the kind of investments the federal government is making in rural America and I’m proud to support it," said Davis.
Project DescriptionThis Rural Development investment will be used to purchase a 2019 Chevy dump truck with snow plow. This truck will replace a 1990 Ford truck that is no longer operable and is in need of extensive repair work that is not cost effective to complete. The truck will be utilized to maintain village property that will provide an essential community service to their residents.