Rep. Loebsack announces rural development grants awarded to Iowa's Second District

Congressman Dave Loebsack

Congressman Dave Loebsack has announced that six projects in Iowaâ??s Second District will receive grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program.

â??Rural development is vital to Iowaâ??s economic recovery and revitalization,â?? said Rep. Loebsack.

One of the cities receiving a grant is Albia, which will receive a $50,000 grant to purchase a quick attack brush truck for the fire department. The truck will be equipped with a 300 gallon tank, pump and hose reel.

The Davis County Hospital in Bloomfield will also receive a $46,900 grant to purchase an ambulance for emergency responses in Davis County.

â??I am pleased that these funds will be used to provide our first responders and hospitals with the equipment necessary to keep our communities safe and secure,â?? said Rep. Loebsack.