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Three Nevada rural communities receive federal funding

Appeal Capitol Bureau

Three rural communities in Nevada have been awarded grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Office.

Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-Nev., said rants are vital because, since the federal government owns nearly 90 percent of rural lands, those areas have a very limited tax base to provide funding for public services.

The Lincoln County School District will receive $6,490 to help buy equipment for the Panaca Elementary School playground. Esmeralda County’s Goldfield Fire Department will get $7,500 to buy extrication equipment. The Wells Family Resource Center will receive $12,230 to install playground equipment.