Apr 16 2002

SHELBY ANNOUNCES RURAL DEVELOPMENT FUNDS FOR GILBERTOWN, ALABAMA

U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby today announced Rural Development funds for Gilbertown, Alabama. The Utilities Board of the Town of Gilbertown will be awarded a loan of $400,000 and a grant of $790,000.

The funds will be used to upgrade old, inadequate distribution lines, and to elevate a water storage tank and a booster pump. In addition, three water tanks will be re-painted.

"I am pleased to announce this funding for Gilbertown," said Shelby. "These funds will allow the community to upgrade its water system."