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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Abraham announces grants for Bastrop, Oak Grove police cars

June 12, 2018
In The News

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Friday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded nearly $100,000 in combined rural development grants to help Bastrop and Oak Grove purchase new police cars.

“Safer communities become more prosperous communities, and these grants will help the Bastrop and Oak Grove police departments accomplish their missions of serving their communities,” Dr. Abraham said. “I appreciate Sec. Perdue and the USDA for awarding these funds, and I look forward to continuing to work with them and our local stakeholders to identify other ways we can invest in rural Louisiana.”

The Town of Oak Grove will receive a $50,000 grant to two police vehicles and equipment to replace older cars that have reached the end of their useful lives. The total cost of the purchase is $70,000, and the town will cover the $20,000 not included in the grant.

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