Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has announced that four North Country towns will be receiving USDA Rural Development investments to help with infrastructure improvements, business development, and other projects. The Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program has awarded $202,000 to the town of Burke to purchase a new plow truck, $209,000 to the town of Constable for a new plow truck, $217,000 to the town of Waddington for a new plow truck, and $89,000 to the town of Huevelton for a new loader and snow pusher.

“I am excited to announce this USDA funding to be awarded to our North Country communities,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “This rural development funding will play an important role in assisting our communities with their investments and projects, and I look forward to seeing the impact it has. I will continue to advocate for direct, impactful funding for our area at the federal level.”

“On behalf of the Town of Waddington, I would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and USDA for the grant and low interest loan that will allow us to purchase a new plow truck,” said Travis McKnight, Waddington Town Councilman. “Financial assistance such as this is crucial in keeping our aging fleet up-to-date to continue on providing highway maintenance services to our local community.”