Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Support for Library Facilities Across the Country

USDA Press Release – “Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced investments in 30 states that will create jobs by building and enhancing libraries in 129 rural communities across the nation. The projects are being funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act). “Libraries are the centerpiece of rural community life, but in many cases they need additional funding to provide rural residents with computer access, modern equipment and new training and educational opportunities,” Vilsack said. “These Recovery Act investments in our nation’s libraries will serve rural America for generations to come.”

2 Responses to “Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Support for Library Facilities Across the Country”

  1. Brett Bringardner
    September 25, 2010 at 6:04 pm #

    Finally some stimulus money that is not being wasted,
    Libraries are too important…..

    Brett Bringardner
    Founder

  2. Walt Lessun
    September 27, 2010 at 2:43 pm #

    Of course, the funding comes with a matching requirement, mandates that time be taken from an already stretched rural library staff and demands a promise of effort maintenance from folks having a hard enough time maintaining current efforts — but, maybe, other rural areas don’t have it as tough as we do in Michigan…

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