01.18.06

Burr Announces $21.8 Million for North Carolina

Approved federal loan for Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation to extend access to reliable electricity

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Richard Burr today announced $21,811,000 in federal funding for the Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus and Robeson Counties. The funding through USDA Rural Development will expand services and provide more electricity to communities.

"USDA Rural Development funds are important to expanding electricity services in rural North Carolina," said Senator Burr. "These funds will ensure reliable electricity."

USDA Rural Development funds for the Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation will provide funds to build 297 miles of new distribution lines and will assist in making other system improvements. This project will serve 4,533 consumers.

The loan was approved at a hardship rate for 35 years.