Sen. Marshall Announces $300,000 USDA Grant for City of Miltonvale
(Washington, D.C., March 18, 2021) – Today, U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. announced a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development to the City of Miltonvale. This funding will allow the community to address significant infrastructure issues through a preliminary engineering study of the city’s wastewater collection system and treatment facility.
“Many rural communities have outdated water and wastewater systems that hinder economic development and negatively impact Kansans’ day to day life,” said Senator Marshall. “Quality infrastructure is vital for the future of rural development, and it extends beyond roads and bridges to water lines and wastewater treatment facilities. The health and safety of our rural communities depends on reliable water treatment systems, and USDA’s investment in Miltonvale will help address excessive erosion and efficiency issues, resulting in not only improved infrastructure, but a stronger future for the community.”
The City of Miltonvale was awarded funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households (SEARCH) grant program. The city’s current wastewater system has experienced ongoing erosion and discharge issues. Grant funding will be used to complete a preliminary engineering report on the city’s wastewater system to determine what improvements are necessary to get the wastewater facility to operate more efficiently and meet permit limits.