U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Michigan Brandon Fewins today joined Isabella County community leaders in celebrating a ground-breaking ceremony for its new public safety facility.
“Many rural communities are burdened with outdated buildings and ageing civic infrastructure,” said Fewins. “This investment demonstrates how USDA can work with our partners to create new, modern facilities, increasing accessibility and public safety.”
USDA Rural Development provided a $41.5 million loan to Isabella County to construct a public safety and correctional facility. The project will replace an undersized structure that was originally built in 1959. The completed facility will contain 187 cells and increase inmate visibility and security throughout the facility to meet regulatory standards. The facility is located in Union Charter Township.
USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities, create jobs and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans 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, tribal and high-poverty areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov.
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