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USDA official in town today

USDA Deputy Under Secretary Victor Vasquez comes to Pike County today for several key announcements.

Vasquez will travel first to Brundidge, where he will present a federal grant at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library at 10 a.m. The library has received a $123,600 USDA grants, announced in September, to complete renovations. The grant is part of $15 million in Recovery Act funding spent for library improvement and enhancement projects in 129 rural communities in 30 different states.

At 11 a.m., Vasquez returns to Troy for a ceremony at the CGI Troy Center for Excellence , where he will announce that OCAP of Troy will receiving a housing preservation grant to rehabilitate 12 single-family residences for very low-income homeowners in Crenshaw County.

The ceremony also will recognize the South Alabama Electric Cooperative economic development loan and grant, which was directed to the City of Troy through the Troy Industrial Development Board through a revolving loan fund to assist with construction and renovation of the building for the CGI Center for Excellence. Today’s ceremony will recognize the local partnerships that made helped make the CGI project a success.