The U.S. Department of Agriculture is looking to encourage community development in the areas surrounding Sheridan.
Debra Anderson, area specialist with the USDA Sheridan Office, recently held a public informational meeting to tout the department's Community Facilities program. She said the program offers a lot of leeway to give city governments and nonprofit organizations an opportunity to improve their areas, or to build a community from the ground up.
The USDA's Community Facilities Program helps organizations with a broad range of infrastructure and equipment for community programs. For more information visit the USDA field office on Sugarland Drive, or call 672-5820, ext. 4.