NC USDA RD Participates in Ribbon Cutting at Belmont Public Works

Name
Robert Kerns
Phone
City
Raleigh
Release Date
Apr 05, 2021

                                                                     Investment to Serve Population of 12,000
BELMONT, N.C., April 3, 2021 –Various federal and state officials joined U.S. Department of Agriculture North Carolina Rural Development in a ribbon cutting ceremony at the refurbished Belmont Public Works Facility today.
USDA is investing $1.4 million to renovate the Belmont Public Works building to improve the ability to fully utilize the existing facility.
Improvements include:
• Locker space
• Showers
• Restrooms
• Meeting/training space
• Break Area that includes a kitchenette
• Sign shop
• Addition of administration area
• Addition of elevator
Additional funding for this project includes a previous Community Facilities Direct Loan of $2.9 million, funded in fiscal year 2015, and $995 thousand contribution from the city of Belmont.
“Belmont is a growing rural community in North Carolina,” said a representative from North Carolina USDA Rural Development. “This city is assuring they are equipped for their continued growth over the decades to come.” 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; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov.
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