Trump Administration Invests In City Security
USDA Rural Development Kentucky State Director Hilda Legg presents Brownsville Mayor Jerry Meredith with grand documentation about the federal safety grant. L-R: Congressman Brett Guthrie, Edmonson County Judge Executive Wil Cannon (back) Mayor Jerry Meredith, USDA RD Director Legg, Acting Supervisor for Brownsville Police Sheriff Shane Doyle, Rep. Michael Lee Meredith, Brownsville City Councilman Greg Nugent.
Edmonson Voice Report:
The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Kentucky State Director Hilda Legg announced today the Trump administration is investing $50,000 to help improve physical security at the Brownsville City Hall.
“From municipal airports to libraries, we have helped rural communities across the Commonwealth improve essential community facilities and services,” said Legg. “Thanks to the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA Rural Development continues to be a valuable partner in helping rural businesses and rural communities.”
The city of Brownsville will use $50,000 in grant funds to install physical security equipment in the Brownsville City Hall, which is co-located with the police department. These security measures include steel doors, door releases with ID badges for controlled access, bulletproof glass enclosures, and security software with cameras and data protection.
This grant was made through the Community Facilities Program with funding included in the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act that President Trump signed into law on June 6, 2019. Since first announcing this additional funding source, Rural Development Kentucky has awarded over 35 grants totaling over $2.2 million.
USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov.