$633 Million Awarded in Climate-Smart and Resilient Infrastructure for People in Rural Communities

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SHREWSBURY, PA — United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack recetnly announced the Department is investing $633 million to reduce the impacts of climate change on rural communities.

“Rural America is on the front lines of climate change, and our communities deserve investments that will strengthen all of our resilience,” Vilsack said.

“President Biden has created a roadmap for how we can tackle the climate crisis and expand access to renewable energy infrastructure, all while creating good-paying jobs and saving people money on their energy costs.

“With the Build Back Better agenda, USDA will be able to fund more and more critical projects like those announced today in the coming months and years.”

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