COLUMBIA, Mo. — The USDA announced the Carrollton Leasing Association was awarded a $43,400 Community Facilities loan and a $23,300 Community Facilities grant.

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This investment will be used to purchase a new skid steer for the city of Carrollton which does not currently have adequate equipment for snow removal and street maintenance.

“Maintenance of rural roads is crucial for rural America to prosper and thrive,” said USDA Rural Development Missouri State Director Jeff Case. “USDA is pleased to partner with Carrollton Leasing Association to provide the city of Carrollton with the means necessarily to properly maintain city roads throughout the year.”

The announcement comes as part of a larger statement from USDA Rural Housing Service Administrator Bruce Lammers in which he announced the USDA is investing almost $12 million in 41 community facilities projects that will benefit 214,000 Americans in rural communities in 17 states.