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FEM Electric receives $6 million grant


Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced that USDA is investing $309 million in 16 projects to improve rural electric infrastructure in 12 states.

FEM Electric Association will receive a $6,032,000 grant to build 58 miles of line, improve 77 miles and make other system improvements.

The loans are being made through USDA’s Electric Infrastructure Loan and Loan Guarantee program. It helps finance generation, transmission and distribution projects; system improvements; and energy conservation projects in communities with 10,000 or fewer residents.

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