USDA Development announces funding for the Town of Van Horn

In attendance at acceptance ceremony yesterday morning are: Rebecca Mendiaz, Patricia Golden, Breneda Hinojos, John Perkins, Gary Fuentes, Pam Young, Jesse Hernandez, Paco Valentin, Nunny Morriss, Lyndon McDonald, Fran Malafronte, Glenn Humphries, Stone Burke, and Rudy Hinojos.

Photo by Lisa Morton

VAN HORN, TEXAS, September 21, 2016 – USDA Rural Development Texas State Director Paco Valentin announced funding today for the Town of Van Horn.

“Rural Texans deserve readily available access to healthcare, but too often local communities lack the capital to invest in providing emergency equipment needed to deliver that care,” said Valentin.  “Providing reliable access to quality first response services saves critical time and the lives of rural residents.”

USDA Rural Development has approved a Community Facilities grant in the amount of $16,400 to the Town of Van Horn.  Rural Development funds will be used to purchase fire equipment for the Town’s fire truck. This equipment is needed to aid in providing better fire protection. Van Horn has a population of 2,063.

President Obama’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the President’s leadership, these investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way – strengthening America’s economy, small towns and rural communities. USDA’s investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values.

   USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, administers and manages housing, business and community infrastructure and facility programs through a national network of state and local offices. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.  For information on this and other USDA Rural Development programs in Texas, visit


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