GEORGIANA, AL – The City of Georgiana is about to take ownership of two new, fully-equipped police cars through a $41,544 federal grant.
The money is coming from a Rural Development Grant through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The city will match 25 percent of the grant.
"This is great news for the city of Georgiana," said Congressman Bobby Bright (D). "Finding the funding for new police vehicles has been one of the top priorities for the city for quite some time. As a former mayor and strong supporter of our first responders, I know how important vehicles are to a city's police force. With this funding, the Georgiana Police Department will be able to provide even better services to the city and keep residents safe. I can think of no better method of rural development than ensuring small towns across the country, like Georgiana, meet their public safety needs. "
Congressman Bright voted for the Agriculture Appropriations bill in 2009, which provides funding for USDA programs and grants, including the one awarded to Georgiana.