U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director Tom Fern has announced nearly $115,000 in USDA grant funds to support local emergency service needs in Letcher, Jackson, and Magoffin counties.
The Letcher County Fiscal Court will receive $20,340 in grant funds to assist with the purchase of a new 2012 4WD to serve as the emergency response mobile command center for the county.
The Jackson County Fiscal Court will receive $44,310 in grant funds to assist with the purchase of an oxygen generating system for the Jackson County Ambulance Service.
The Magoffin County Fiscal Court will receive $50,000 in grant funds to assist with the purchase of communications equipment (repeaters, antenna systems, interface cable) for 21 sites in Magoffin County. These improvements will strengthen the countywide communication network for first responders.