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PAGE, FAYETTE COUNTY -

The USDA Rural Development approved a water and waste disposal grant of $80,000 for the Page-Kincaid Public Service District in Fayette County.

The United States Department of Agriculture remains focused on carrying out its mission, despite a time of significant budge uncertainty.  Today's announcement is one part of the Department's effort to strengthen the rural economy.

Rural Development funds will be used to extend public wastewater collection and treatment service to approximately 81 additional households within Fayette County.

"This project is needed for health and sanitary reasons due to the failure of private septic systems, " state director Bobby Lewis.  "This is a subsequent grant to complete a total Rural Development funding package of $1,880,000."

USDA had made a concerted effort to deliver results for the American people, even as USDA implements sequestration, the across-the-board budget reductions mandated under terms of the Budget Control Act.   USDA has already undertaken historic efforts since 2009 to save more than $700 million in taxpayer funds through targeted, common-sense budget reductions.   These reductions have put USDA in a better position to carry out its mission, while implementing sequester budget reductions in a fair manner that causes as little disruption as possible.