Build out Georgia brings $20M to our region

Build out Georgia brings $20M to our region

ARLINGTON, GA (WALB) - Sixty million dollars in loans and grants are making a difference for rural areas.

"Build out Georgia" is a new initiative by the US Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Agency to improve water and sewer infrastructure in rural Georgia.

USDA officials are in south Georgia to announce eleven projects.

"Obligations are up service times are shorter and we are reaching communities like Arlington," said Jacqueline Ponti, Asst. Admin. USDA 

"It makes it a lot easier for the industrial authorities in our rural communities to attract new businesses and to expand existing businesses," said Quinton Robinson Rural Dev. State Dir.  

Those 11 project announced today will total $20.8 million.

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