Rural Emergency Responders Initiative – USDA Rural Development

USDA Rural Development, through its community facilities program, provides funding for the Rural Emergency Responders Initiative to specifically strengthen the ability of rural communities to respond to local emergencies. The community facilities program funds are used to support rural emergency responder efforts by financing needed equipment and services. These funds are available to public bodies, non-profit organizations, and recognized Indian tribes.

Funds may be used to finance equipment, vehicles, and/or buildings for the following types of projects:

  • Fire Protection
  • Rescue/Ambulance
  • Law Enforcement
  • Civil Defense/Early Warning Systems
  • Mobile/Stationary Communications
  • Emergency Responders Training Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient Care
  • Physician’s Clinics
  • Migrant Health Centers
  • Healthcare Office Buildings
  • County Health Department Offices
  • Food Preparation Distribution Centers
  • Animal Shelters

Rural Development, through its community facilities program, provides financial assistance to develop essential community facilities for public use in rural areas. These facilities include schools, libraries, childcare, hospitals, medical clinics, assisted living facilities, fire and rescue stations, police stations, community centers, public buildings and transportation.
These funds are available to public bodies, non-profit organizations, and recognized Indian tribes.

Purchase or Construction includes:
– Jail
– Fire Trucks
– Fire Department Buildings
– Police Stations
– Multi Service Buildings FRPS
– Mobile Communications Center
– Civil Defense Buildings
– Rescue and Ambulance Service Buildings
– Rescue and Ambulance and Equipment
– Service Communications Centers
– Architectural & Engineering fees, right of way and easements

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Rural Emergency Responders Initiative – USDA Rural Development

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