Visiting North Carolina this week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack highlighted USDA’s investment of more than $39 million in six watershed infrastructure projects in the state. 

The six projects include rehabilitating dams, flood prevention, and watershed restoration projects, and are funded by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. 

Making the stop Tuesday with Environmental Protection Agency Administer Michael Regan, Vilsack says, “These projects illustrate this administration’s commitment to investing in rural America.” 

Vilsack and Regan visited Franklin County, North Carolina, where they visited Franklin County Public Utilities as part of the Building A Better America Rural Infrastructure Tour to highlight infrastructure investments. 

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is assisting with projects in North Carolina. 

In total, NRCS received $918 million of funding to allocate through its watershed programs, which the agency began implementing earlier this year. 

A full list of projects is available on NRCS’ Bipartisan Infrastructure Law webpage.

(Story Courtesy of the NAFB News Service)

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