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Upton Announces $99,000 USDA Rural Development Funding for the City of Hartford

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced the city of Hartford received financing to improve parking and city streetscapes throughout downtown. The grant, totaling $99,000, is provided by USDA Rural Business Development Grant program (RBDG).

“I started working for a couple small businesses early on in my career, and I know how hard it can be for these mom-and-pop shops,” Upton said. “This new parking will benefit surrounding businesses and restaurants, help make it easier for folks to spend an evening in downtown Hartford. Removing barriers is the first step to reinvesting in our local economies after the pandemic. More parking and a facelift for our streetscapes will attract patrons from near and far to visit Hartford for years to come.”

When Congressman Upton was first elected in 1986, he served on the Small Business Committee to ensure these vital businesses voice was heard and has made sure they continue to as he now serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee.

You can read more about the USDA’s RBDG HERE.


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