Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Applauds USDA Grant Awarded to Help Hendry County Schools’ Welding Program

Aug 15, 2018
Press Release

CLEWISTON ­­– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after the Hendry County School District was awarded an $196,000 Rural Business Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

“I am pleased the Hendry County School District was awarded this USDA grant that will provide new welding equipment for its Workforce Development department. Their welding program, which was created seven years ago, has been a key tool for both individuals seeking specialized training and the small businesses looking to employ workers of that trade. I thank Secretary Perdue for recognizing this need, helping to upgrade the school district’s outdated welding equipment. I look forward to continue supporting these grants that help our community, its entrepreneurs, and Southern Florida's job market.”