USDA Invests 14.2 Million in Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric

Nov 2, 2017
Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it will be investing $14,261,000 in Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative for rural electric infrastructure improvements. The funding will be used to build 1 mile of new electrical line, improve 44 miles of existing line, as well as other system improvements.

LaMalfa said: “In rural areas like Northern California, infrastructure is often severely lacking. Serving on the Transportation and Infrastructure committee in the House, one of my top priorities is helping these communities develop a modern, 21st Century infrastructure. I am happy to see this investment in electric infrastructure improvements, which will help update local power grids and provide some much-needed stability for the economies in Plumas and Sierra Counties. 

Background information via USDA:

USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; homeownership; community services such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit

Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.