The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing millions of dollars for rural projects across the nation, including several in Nevada.
The USDA announced this week that rural communities in Northern Nevada will be receiving more than 5 million dollars in funding for multiple improvement projects aimed at making rural communities competitive places to live and work.
Those projects include $130,000 in grants and loans for the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe to purchase heavy equipment like a front end loader as well as providing the money for Fernley-based non-profit, Community Chest to purchase office space in order to expand its community support services.
Other projects in the Silver State include funding for a hospital renovation in Southern Nevada and the expansion of a detention center in Esmeralda County.
In all, the USDA says the current round of grants will fund 119 projects across 29 states for a total of $237 million.