Congressman Ryan Announces $25,000 in Rural Development Grants
Congressman Ryan announced today $25,000 in Rural Development grants from the Department of Agriculture. Frank Lonardo’s Greenhouse of Youngstown has received a grant of $13,045 to install a solar PV system (solar generator), which will generate 9,765kWh’s of energy. Stroup Farms, Inc. of Atwater has received a grant of $11,791 to replace an inefficient grain dryer, saving them 89,328KWh’s of energy.
“Making these types of investments are crucial if we want to move forward as a nation and decrease our reliance on foreign oil. These energy-efficient upgrades will save money for local businesses in our community and make them more environmentally sustainable,” said Congressman Ryan.
These funds were part of the Rural Energy for America Program and are for the purpose of assisting farmers, ranchers, and rural small businesses in developing renewable energy systems and making energy-efficient improvements to their operations.