USDA Rural Development State Director Bobby Goode joined city leaders in celebration of the new Brownsville location of the Boys and Girls Club of Jackson.
USDA provided a $50,000 Community Facilities grant used to renovate the existing facility making repairs to the gym floor and HVAC as well as accessibility improvements, and a new roof.
Providing a safe place where children can go after school to continue learning and for physical activity is the cornerstone for a successful future," said Goode. "The Brownsville community has seen the advantages of having a Boys & Girls Club and will continue to reap the benefits for years to come."
Rural Development community programs finance construction or improvements to essential services like reliable access to clean water, wastewater treatment, healthcare, education, job training and first responder facilities. Loan-guarantees encourage private lenders to expand the availability of affordable financing in rural communities. Direct loans and grants create sound financial opportunities for local governments to meet essential infrastructure needs.
USDA Rural Development invests in jobs, infrastructure, community development, homeownership and affordable rental housing to improve the economic health of rural communities. Since 2009, the agency has assisted more than 1.5 million Tennessee families and businesses in 158 communities, investing more than $5.4 Billion into local economies through affordable loans, loan guarantees and grants.
For more information on the meeting or USDA Rural Development programs available in Southwest Tennessee, contact the Jackson Area Office at 731-668-2091, or toll free 800-342-3149 x 1495. Visit us online at www.rurdev.usda.gov/TN.