U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development funding for the City of St. Louis. The funding will be used to help purchase a new police vehicle for the St. Louis Police Department and renovate an existing building into a new city hall and police department.
"This rural development funding is welcome news for St. Louis families, who depend on local services each and every day," Stabenow said. "This support will help local law enforcement continue to perform their duties and protect the public."
The St. Louis Police Department will receive a $19,000 Economic Impact Initiative grant to help replace an aging patrol vehicle. The city will also receive a Community Facility Direct loan of $1,600,000 to renovate an old grocery store building into a new city hall and police department.
Sen. Stabenow is Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, which has jurisdiction over rural development projects.