Congressman Brett Guthrie and Kentucky’s State Director of the USDA Rural Development Hilda Legg stopped by Chaney’s Dairy Barn Wednesday afternoon to present a $250,000 grant.
The funding is part of the USDA Rural Development’s Value-Added Producer Grant.
The dairy barn started production of ice cream with their milk product, and are now expanding to bottle pasteurized milk to place in grocery stores and other local vendors. This venture takes a lot of work and is not cheap, but the grant will help kick start the process.
The goal is to help the local economy as more vendors would buy milk from the dairy barn as it is produced.
Congressman Brett Guthrie made two other stops in South-Central Kentucky on Wednesday to announce federal grant money. One of those stops was in Brownsville where $50,000 is going to help physical security at the Brownsville City Hall.
These security measures include steel doors, door releases with ID badges for controlled access, bullet-proof glass enclosures, and security software with cameras and data protection. This grant was made through the Community Facilities Program with funding included in the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act that President Trump signed into law on June 6, 2019
Congressman Guthrie was also present in Bowling Green as $84,000 in federal grant funding was announced for Connected Nation. The non-profit will use the funds to provide employment opportunities and business coaching to veterans and military family members with remote-based jobs. The project service area will include Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, Muhlenberg, Todd, and Trigg counties.