U.S. Provides Funding to Utrik Atoll for Community Development

On November 27, 2012, Ambassador Thomas Armbruster presented a check in the amount of $75,000.00 to Mayor of Utrik Atoll, John Kaiko.  The funding is a matching grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to Utrik Local Government to complete phase II construction project of the City Hall on Utrik Atoll.  The USDA grant program promotes housing projects through a housing loan program, provides matching grants for outer atoll local government community centers, and also provides matching loans for agricultural projects in the outer atolls.  Mr. Zed Zedhkeia, the USDA Manager, accompanied Ambassador Armbruster at the presentation of the check.