USDA Announces $18.3 Million to Protect the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and Delaware River Basi
Projects Will Build Clean Water Infrastructure and Create Jobs That Will Benefit People Living in Rural Watersheds in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia
CHESAPEAKE CITY, Md., April 21, 2023 – Ahead of Earth Day, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small joined Sen. Tom Carper and environmental partners to announce $18.3 million in investments to protect and preserve the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and Delaware River Basin. The funding will help build clean water infrastructure and create jobs that will benefit people living in rural Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
Under Secretary Torres Small also attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a landmark wastewater treatment facility for the town of Chesapeake City, Maryland. USDA provided $6.6 million in investments under the Water and Waste Direct Loan and Grant program to help build the facility. The Maryland Department of the Environment contributed $6.9 million.
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