COAL TOWNSHIP - Coal Township will get two new vehicles courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

USDA Rural Development State Director Thomas Williams, announced Wednesday that it is awarding Coal Township $49,600 in grant money to purchase a police vehicle and a dump truck.

The grant, which comes through the Community Facilities Program, will be matched in part by township money.

Craig Fetterman, chairman of the Coal Township commissioners, said he did not have the dollar amount of the match on hand, but township will definitely take advantage of the grant.

"It's great because money's tight right now," said Fetterman.

Fetterman said the township had already selected the new police car.

Bids on the street truck have been received and are awaiting approval from the USDA.

"It's definitely needed for plowing in the winter," said Fetterman about the truck.

Earlier this month it was announced that the township recycling center received a $162,000 grant to purchase a new loader. The township will match $18,000.