City of Canon City Receives Grant from Trump Administration and USDA Rural Development
Funding to Help Purchase New Patrol Vehicle
CANON CITY, CO, October 16, 2020 – USDA Rural Development Colorado State Director Sallie Clark announced today that the Canon City Police Department was awarded $27,500 Community Facilities Grant. The grant will be used to modernize, expand and improve the Canon City Police Department’s patrol fleet through the purchase a new police cruiser/patrol
vehicle. The addition of the vehicle will allow the department to better serve Canon City and surrounding areas.
“Essential community facilities are the lifeblood of our rural communities,” said Clark. “The Community Facilities Programs offer direct loans, loan guarantees and grants to develop or improve essential public services and facilities in communities across rural Colorado. USDA is a leading supporter to rural communities building or modernizing their schools, hospitals and other healthcare facilities, and their public safety stations including fire and rescue as well as law enforcement,” said Clark.
USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information in Colorado, visit www.rd.usda.gov/co.