Rep. Poliquin Announces $100,000 Grant for Aroostook County Infrastructure Development and Other Initiatives

Congressman Bruce Poliquin has announced that a $100,000 grant has been awarded to Aroostook County to support a number of different rural development initiatives including public infrastructure development.

“Our communities succeed when they have the tools to grow," said Congressman Poliquin. "I’m very pleased this important support will go toward enhancing our infrastructure in the County and helping our communities most effectively carry out critical development projects.”

The grant, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), will be used to provide training and technical assistance through a series of seminars for town administrators, city managers, boards of selectpersons and other municipal officials and staff in Aroostook County which are focused on building the local capacity to carry out projects like housing rehabilitation, community and economic development, and public infrastructure development.

The federal grant will provide for $100,000 of the total cost of the project of $200,000.