U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for Clare County Senior Services, which serves nearly 80,000 meals per year through its Senior Nutrition Program. The funding comes through the USDA's Rural Development Community Facility Loan program, which funds critical infrastructure within rural communities across the country. The $135,000 loan will be used to buy a new facility to use as a Senior Services Building.
"With many rural Michigan communities facing serious budget cuts, this support is important for our local organizations," said Senator Stabenow. "Today's announcement will help Clare County Senior Services continue serving meals to our seniors and reinforces the partnership between our local communities and rural development, which helps to maintain the quality of life across Michigan."
Senator Stabenow is Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, which has jurisdiction over the USDA and its Rural Development program.