The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $3 million to help create new and better market opportunities and expand essential services for rural people in Minnesota.

As part of it, USDA will provide a revolving loan fund of $36,986 to assist Renville-Sibley Cooperative Power re-lend funds to the Scared Heart Fire Department. These funds will purchase a fire truck to help with fire protection and first responder medical care for residents in and around Sacred Heart.

Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements, business development, housing, community facilities such as schools, public safety, and healthcare, and high-speed internet access in rural, tribal, and high-poverty areas.