U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture- Rural Development (USDA-RD) has awarded $100,000 to the Magoffin County Health Department for important supply and medical equipment purchases to serve Salyersville and the surrounding communities.
“This funding is opening up more doors and opportunities to the people of Magoffin County. Increased access to health care is important and meets the needs of so many in our rural communities,” said Rogers. “County Health Departments are now more than ever an essential part of the health care safety net in this region and this investment in Magoffin County will aid in continuing these important services. USDA Rural Development continues as a valued partner in serving our rural communities with clean water, police protection and medical delivery.”
The funds will be used to purchase medical, administrative, environmental testing, diagnostic, office and technology equipment for a new building that houses the Magoffin County Health Department. The health department currently offers programs ranging from abstinence education, community health classes and emergency preparedness to the surrounding residents. Magoffin County’s stated goal is to have a safe, clean, healthy, family-oriented, drug free, united community with opportunities for economic, education, recreational and personal development.
USDA-RD Economic Impact Initiative Grants are available to rural communities with a population of 20,000 or less. The funds are used to construct, enlarge, or improve community facilities for health care and public services.
As a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, Rogers works to secure funding for important projects in the fifth Congressional district.