Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) announced today that Clark will receive a total of $501,000 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The community will receive a grant of $136,000 and a loan of $365,000. The funding, awarded under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Water and Wastewater Program, will be used to make wastewater system improvements.
“I am pleased that Clark will receive stimulus funding to make important improvements to the community’s wastewater system,” Johnson said. “This funding will help Clark to upgrade and improve infrastructure in the community.”
The Water and Wastewater Program, operated by the USDA Rural Development, provides financial assistance for improving water and waste disposal systems in rural communities.
The stimulus package signed by President Obama focused on tax cuts for the middle class, infrastructure investments and job creation. This funding is a prime example of the kind of resources the legislation provides to help improve communities while advancing South Dakota’s economy.