Rural grant awarded for rural home repair

Rural grant awarded for rural home repair
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WASHINGTON—A new round of rural grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was announced Thursday as an $86 million investment to improve equitable access to infrastructure and opportunities for those living in rural communities. Just $50,000 of that is coming to Nevada.

The Housing Preservation Grant was awarded to Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada, a Las Vegas-based nonprofit that provides home repairs, safety modifications and stabilization services for low-income seniors, veterans and people with disabilities so they can remain in their homes.

The purpose of the grant is to assist homeowners who would otherwise be ineligible for home repair assistance. Six homes in Nye County will be repaired and rehabilitated using the funding.

More than $13 million was doled out nationwide for Housing Preservation grants. Other programs funded in the Nov. 18 Rural Development Awards include rural community development, Tribal college programs, rural health care, and water and waste disposal infrastructure.

A complete list of awards is here.