Rural Development grants awarded for U.P. emergency vehicles

Apr 13, 2018

MARQUETTE, MI--   Three Upper Peninsula entities have received grants from USDA Rural Development for emergency services.

The Alger County Sheriff’s Office is getting $19,000 for the replacement of a patrol vehicle.

An $8,000 grant has been approved for the City of Iron Mountain. The money will be used to purchase a medical response vehicle for the city fire department.

And a $22,000 grant is headed to the City of Manistique. Officials will put it toward the purchase of a patrol vehicle for the city police department.

Officials say USDA Rural Development helps resource-strapped municipalities obtain vehicles and equipment critical to their operation.