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WASHINGTON, D.C.–Sen. Harry Reid announced last week more than $5 million in financial assistance from The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for clean water projects in several rural Nevada communities. In celebration of Earth Day, Deputy Undersecretary for Rural Development Cheryl Cook, Chairman Elwood Emm and representatives from Reid’s office met in Yerington to announce the awards for the Yerington Paiute Tribe, the Panaca Farmstead Association and the city of West Wendover.
“I commend the USDA and the Rural Development program for their hard work and generous contributions toward the development of clean water projects in rural Nevada,” Reid said. “Thanks to the Recovery Act, we’re investing more than $5 million into Nevada’s rural communities. The Yerington Paiute Tribe, Panaca Farmstead Association and the city of West Wendover will benefit from water and environmental upgrades, which encourage the sustainability of our water systems and the health of these important communities.”
The Yerington Paiute Tribe was awarded a $405,000 loan and $762,171 in grant money; the Panaca Farmstead Association will receive a $701,000 loan and a $640,560 grant and the city of West Wendover will receive a $2,637,000 loan. All loans and grants were awarded by the USDA Rural Development program and its Water and Environment program.