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Enviro-Mich message from "Harris, Craig" <Craig.Harris@ssc.msu.edu>
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i'm wondering if anyone out there has more information about the three
projects in michigan listed below
cheers,
craig


USDA INVESTS $154.9 MILLION IN LOCAL CLEAN WATER IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
April 22, 1999
USDA Press Release
WASHINGTON, April 22, 1999--Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman today
announced $154.9 million in new grants and loans to improve access to safe
drinking water and effective wastewater treatment in 82 rural communities in
44 states and Puerto Rico.
"This is a win-win," said Glickman.  "These investments improve access to
safe, clean drinking water for rural Americans.  And, by preventing runoff
and other possible pollutants that can harm our lakes and streams, they help
protect our environment too."
Most of the funds are targeted to low income rural communities.  The grants
and loans will be used primarily to improve wastewater systems, eliminating
raw sewage in groundwater, for example.  These efforts extend the Clinton
Administration's Water 2000 initiative, which helps deliver safe drinking
water to rural Americans in need.
Projects receiving the funding announced today will protect the Potomac
River in Maryland, the Chaumont Bay of Lake Ontario in New York, and two
Presidentially-designated American Heritage Rivers: the St. John's in
Florida and the Blackstone in Massachusetts.
USDA funding includes $80.1 million in loans and $74.7 million in grants to
rural communities.  USDA funds will leverage an additional $52.4 million
from other public and private sources, raising total funding to more than
$207.3 million.
Since 1993, USDA has assisted more than 3.6 million rural Americans with $7
billion in loans and grants for wastewater and safe drinking water system
improvements.
A complete list of loan and grant recipients and background information on
the Water 2000 initiative is available on the web at
www.usda.gov/rus/water/ .

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS
E A R T H   D A Y   P R O J E C T S  --  1 9 9 9
State               Name of Project         LOAN  GRANT
. . .                  . . .                           . . . 
MI              Orleans Township         1,040,000      1,525,000
                 Saginaw Co.      579,000                  579,000
                 N. Houghton Co.                         4,200,000
. . .            . . .                                 . . .       . . . 
TOTALS                                  80,160,808     74,743,003
TOTAL FUNDING                          154,903,811






craig k harris
department of sociology
michigan state university
429b berkey hall
east lansing  michigan  48824-1111
tel:  517-355-5048
fax:  517-432-2856


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