Frank Frassetto the State Director of USDA Rural Development in Wisconsin says that he anticipates the $866,000 of Rural Business Development Grants to be put into action in Wisconsin Communities within a year. 13 organizations received money from this grant program and the money will be used locally in some cases and throughout many counties in other cases.
All of the employees of the Wisconsin Rural Development Program are very passionate to continue to develop rural areas. The Wisconsin Program is very thankful for the support they receive from the National Program and are very excited to see the benefits of the grants take place.
The purpose of these grants are to strengthen the economies of rural small towns all across Wisconsin. These grants can also help small businesses of less than 50 employees create more jobs in their communities. Other ways that the Rural Development Program can help build communities include: infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas.