WASHINGTON- Senator Chuck Grassley recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Rural Development has awarded competitive grants totaling $61,048 to Iowa through the Community Facilities Grant Program. The City of Larrabee will receive $6,000 to help purchase and install a new emergency siren, early warning system, and other emergency equipment. Larrabee was declared a Presidential Disaster area for community assistance. Larrabee will also receive $3,675 to help purchase a standby generator and other equipment for an emergency shelter. Larrabee was declared a Presidential Disaster area for community assistance. "These funds will help these rural communities purchase important equipment and make necessary facility improvements to provide the best possible safety for their residents," Grassley said. The Community Facility Grant program provides grants to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural areas and towns of up to 20,000 in population.