Under President Trump and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, Frassetto said the assistance is helping increase economic opportunities and improving the quality of life for rural Wisconsin residents.
Highlights of the investments include broadband investments, which totaled $13 million through the ReConnect Pilot Program and Telecom Infrastructure programs. The two connected 3,500 people and 66 farms and businesses to high-speed internet across five counties.
About 32,000 people benefitted from rural infrastructure investments totaling $153 million to upgrade electric infrastructure, expand safe drinking water and improve wastewater management systems.
Rural economic development investments totaled $37 million through the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program to increase biofuels sales, the Business and Industry Loan Guarantee Program to create and save nearly 530 jobs, and the Rural Energy for America Program for energy efficiency improvements.
See the full list of investments in the release: https://www.wisbusiness.com/2020/u-s-dept-of-agriculture-trump-administration-highlights-record-levels-of-investment-in-2020-to-build-rural-prosperity-in-wisconsin/