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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Roger Marshall (1st District of Kansas)

ASHLAND – The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Kansas Rural Development office announced a $20,400 grant for the City of Ashland library to install a new roof through its Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program.

“The USDA’s office of Rural Development has played a vital role in helping rural America protect and preserve its unique and important facilities and institutions,” said U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D. “Through programs such as the Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program, our rural communities have access to funding and support to improve the places their residents value. As a Member of the House Agriculture Committee, I am proud of the work being done by USDA to ensure that size and location of a community has no bearing on its ability to prosper.” 

The library’s existing roof is nearing 40 years old and leaking, threatening damage to the entire facility and its contents. This project will allow the library to continue to provide an essential public service to the nearly 900 local residents in Clark County. This community partnership is made possible by the additional contribution by the applicant of $26,384.