Trump Administration Invests $3.1 Billion in Rural Electric Infrastructure

Trump Administration Invests $3.1 Billion in Rural Electric Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing an additional $3.1 billion to build or improve rural electric infrastructure in 25 states, and he highlighted a record level of funding for fiscal year (FY) 2020 to upgrade infrastructure.

“Working and accessible rural electric infrastructure is a cornerstone to prosperity in America’s heartland,” Secretary Perdue said.

“This critical funding reflects President Trump’s commitment to increasing prosperity across all of rural America and ensures this major infrastructure network remains reliable for the millions of Americans who depend on it every day.”

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