Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $23,000 USDA Rural Development Grant for Mahoning County

Sep 29, 2017 Issues: Economy

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan today announced a $22,910 Solid Waste Management Grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for Mahoning County. These funds will be used to help finance Mahoning County Solid Waste Management District’s Rural Recycling Education & Awareness Program (REAP), which promotes and assists the recycling efforts throughout the rural areas of Mahoning County.

“I am pleased to announce this federal funding for Mahoning County. When it comes to preserving our environment for our kids, like many other issues, change starts at home. I am encouraged to see state and local governments like Mahoning County continuing to lead the charge on sustainability education. This funding will give rural Mahoning County an important boost, and represents a crucial federal investment. As long as I am in Congress, I will continue to fight to bring these important funds back to Northeast Ohio,” said Congressman Ryan.

"I am very grateful for the support we receive from the USDA and sincerely appreciate the opportunity to serve the rural residents of Mahoning County," said Kim Lewis, Mahoning County Green Team.