JACKSON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced more than $3 million in funding for renewable energy projects, projects to improve public health in the Mississippi Delta region and awards to support small farmers.
Vilsack made the announcement today during a town hall meeting in Jackson.
Vilsack says in a news release that the funds will help improve rural health facilities in the Delta, help socially-disadvantaged business owners expand markets across the nation and help small businesses save energy.
Funding is being provided through USDA’s Small Socially Disadvantaged Producer (SSDP) Grant program, the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) and the Delta Health Care Services Grant Program.
The funding is contingent upon the recipient meeting the terms of the grant agreement.
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