Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) announced today that the Department of Agriculture will provide a total of more than $4 million in grant and loan funding for the Cities of Iroquois and Sturgis to make infrastructure upgrades in the local communities.
The City of Iroquois will receive a $490,000 loan and a $316,000 grant for sewer system upgrades, and the City of Sturgis will receive a $3,200,000 loan and a $260,000 grant for water system upgrades.
“Upgrading infrastructure not only improves the quality of life for local residents, it also leads to more development opportunities and spurs economic growth. I’m pleased that the Department of Agriculture is providing this funding to Iroquois and Sturgis, and continues to recognize the importance of rural communities,” said Johnson.
The funding is provided by USDA Rural Development. The agency aims to improve the economic stability of rural communities, including farmers and ranchers, and enhance the quality of life in rural America.
Johnson is currently holding a series of events around South Dakota during the Congressional District Work Period. Johnson has already held events in Sioux Falls and Sisseton and will hold additional events today in Brookings, Volga and Arlington.