LaMalfa Applauds USDA’s $1.7 Million Investment in Rural Electric Infrastructure in Modoc County

Mar 6, 2020
Press Release

(Alturas, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) released the following statement after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued $1.7 million as part of the Electric Loan Program to the Surprise Valley Electrical Corporation, which services nearly 6,500 people in Modoc County, CA as well as parts of Nevada and Oregon. This money will be used to purchase and make improvements to a headquarters facility for Surprise Valley Electrical Corporation and was issued after USDA announced that it would be investing $900 million to improve rural electric infrastructure across 16 states.

LaMalfa said: “In rural areas like Northern California, electrical infrastructure is often severely lacking. Thank you to USDA for this investment in electric infrastructure improvements for the Surprise Valley Electrical Corporation in Modoc County. The Trump Administration continues to prove its unwavering commitment to increasing prosperity across rural America, and today’s loan is yet another example of that.”