Helper City Mayor Lenise Peterman announced on Monday afternoon that the city was granted a significant sum from the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA).
This grant, a total of $22,000, is aimed toward digital radios for the police, fire and public works departments. The analog radios that the personnel currently use are soon to be outdated. Mayor Peterman remarked that the grant for new radios is a proactive step by the city to allow communication in times of emergency.
“A huge thank you to the USDA and their ongoing support of rural Utah,” Mayor Peterman shared.
She also announced that the city received notice that the Utah Division Arts and Museums has allocated a grand total of $7,500 for the year, as well as for 2020, to the Western Mining and Railroad Museum. There are two outstanding grants for Main Street, one grant for the River Restoration Project and two grants that are in process for the swinging bridge and to secure a GIS system for Helper.
“We hope we continue to be fortunate in our grant submissions and work to honor the trust gifted us in our ongoing efforts to create a sustainable community,” Mayor Peterman concluded.