U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $77,900 in federal funding for the Village of Perry in Wyoming County. The funding was allocated through the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Business Development Grant program. Specifically, the Village of Perry will use this funding to support technical assistance in managing the Letchworth Gateway Villages project and to promote tourism in the region. The Village of Perry will also work closely with the Villages of Mount Morris and Geneseo.
“This federal investment is a win-win for the Village of Perry and neighboring villages,” said Senator Schumer. “With support from the USDA’s Rural Business Development Grant program, the Village of Perry will be able to promote tourism to the region, enriching the regional economy and supporting local jobs. I am proud to announce this federal investment and will continue to fight to make sure that rural communities have the tools and facilities needed to grow and prosper.”
“This is an important investment for the Village of Perry,” said Senator Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. “These federal funds will help revitalize the community by promoting tourism in the region. I will continue to fight for funding in the Senate that will help boost the local economy and showcase the community for visitors to our area.”
USDA Rural Development’s mission is to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for rural residents. This funding is awarded through the Rural Business Development Grant program, administered by the USDA’s Rural Development agency. The Rural Development agency is committed to improving economies and lives in rural America, through loans, grants and loan guarantees. They support local businesses, individuals and communities by promoting economic development, offering loans and providing technical assistance.