TALBOTTON, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development agencies have awarded $176,000 in loans and $50,000 in grants for two projects in the 2nd Congressional District of Georgia. This award is part of a package of $503 million in USDA Community Facilities Health Care investments for 61 projects nationwide to help improve health care infrastructure and services in rural communities.
Both of the projects in the 2nd Congressional District of Georgia will support the Talbotton Medical/Dental Clinic of the Valley Healthcare System in serving 6,865 residents in the City of Talbotton and the surrounding region. The first loan and grant package will be used to purchase X-ray equipment, and the second will be used to purchase pharmacy shelving. The Talbotton Medical/Dental Clinic is a full-service primary medical care and general dentistry practice.
“Health care access is a pressing issue that impacts individuals across the country, and it is a particular challenge for Rural America,” said Congressman Bishop. “I commend the USDA for investing in improvements to rural health care in Middle and Southwest Georgia, and for its ongoing commitment to ensuring all Americans have access to quality health care services regardless of where they call home.”
USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. USDA Rural Development supports infrastructure improvements, business development, housing, community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care, and high-speed internet access in rural areas.