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Nebraska Receives Funds to Aid Health and Safety Initiatives

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Thursday announced support for projects that will create jobs and improve the quality of life in rural communities in 25 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.  

"These projects will help rural communities, protect the safety of residents and create a framework for job creation and economic growth," said Vilsack

Nebraska will receive nearly $389,000 to aid in projects across the state.

The Warren Memorial Hospital Foundation of Friend, will use the $322,000 they are given to purchase software to convert and maintain all medical records electronically. 

The Niobrara Valley Hospital Corporation of Lynch, was awarded $33,500 to replace windows and exterior doors for a more energy efficient hospital and patient comfort in a 20 bed critical access hospital. 

The Table Rock Community Foundation in Table Rock will use $33,000 to purchase a new grass fire truck.

The more than $5 million in funding announced Thursday will go towards 127 projects through USDA Rural Development's Community Facilities Program.

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