USDA invests millions to help improve Texas infrastructure

It comes from the USDA and part of its $ 558 million investment to help rural communities expand access to high-speed internet, clean water, and reliable electricity.

TEXAS, United States – Hamilton County Electric Cooperative and Navarro County Electric Cooperative are receiving a combined total of $ 38.5 million in federal government loans to help build and improve critical rural infrastructure.

The loans come from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and part of its investment of $ 558 million to help rural communities expand access to high-speed internet, clean water and electricity. reliable electricity for homes and businesses across rural America.

“When we invest in rural infrastructure, we are investing in the livelihoods and health of people living in rural America,” said USDA Sec. said Tom Vilsack.

The announcement follows the recent passage of President Biden’s landmark bipartisan infrastructure law and commitment to building a better America by investing in these rural communities.

“Under the leadership of President Biden and Vice President Harris, the USDA is committed to building a better America by investing in America’s rural infrastructure, expanding access to broadband, clean water and resilient power infrastructure, ”he said. “The investments we are announcing today will stimulate the creation of well-paying union jobs and grow the economy in a sustainable and equitable manner so that everyone progresses for decades to come.

Hamilton County Electric Cooperative Receives $ 15.6 Million Loan Under Electricity infrastructure loan and loan guarantee program to connect 1,850 consumers, and build and improve 255 miles of line. This loan includes $ 309,114 in smart grid technologies.

Hamilton County Electric is headquartered in Hamilton, Texas, serving an average of 18,720 consumers connected through 4,066 live lines in seven central Texas counties.

Navarro County Electric Co-op receives $ 22.9 million loan to connect 3,262 consumers and build and improve 331 miles of line.

Navarro County is headquartered in Corsicana, Texas, and provides service to 17,341 consumers over 3,079 line miles in Ellis, Freestone, Hill, Limestone and Navarro counties in central Texas.

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