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USDA Invests nearly $256,000 to rehabilitate buildings in rural Kansas

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director Kansas Christy Davis announced today that USDA is investing $255,662 to improve lives and strengthen communities in southeast Kansas.

“USDA Rural Development knows a strong community is rooted in its people,” Davis said. “Improving the living space of rural homes and community facilities can strengthen our towns and support our rural Kansas character.”

The details of the four Kansas investments are:

  • $59,200 grant will help rehabilitate the exterior of the Independence Historical Museum. Located in the historic post office building, the museum celebrates the community’s culture through history, arts, and activities.
  • $73,230 grant will be used to continue phase two of the rehabilitation process of two multi-unit housing complexes located in the cities of Uniontown and McCune.”
  • $50,000 grant will help rehabilitate approximately 20 owner-occupied homes (10 percent low income and 90 percent very-low income) in Coffey County. The projects consist of new roofs, electrical and plumbing upgrades, foundation repairs, heating systems and other general home rehabilitation needs.
  • $73,232 grant will help homeowners and landlords make necessary repairs to properties that house low and very low-income rural residents in Allen County

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