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USDA RD Participates in Ribbon-Cutting for Nathan R. Cobb Sr. Foundation Pavilion

Robert Kerns
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FARMVILLE, N.C., September 8, 2022 – USDA Rural Development State Director Reginald Speight participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Nathan R. Cobb Sr Pavilion. 

Rural Development invested $450 thousand in Community Facility Grants to construct an open wall community center and pavilion for the Nathan R. Cobb, Sr. Foundation.

The pavilion will provide a sheltered location for community gatherings and activities.

“Our rural citizens need a space where they can come together for community events and fellowship,” said Speight who originally hails from Farmville. “This pavilion is a continuation of Rural Developments investment into this rural community. In May of 2021 we cut the ribbon on the Farmville Library where RD invested in the purchase of the infrastructure there. Now we are back continuing to foster the wellbeing of one of North Carolina’s rural gems.”   


Under the Biden-Harris Administration, 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. If you’d like to subscribe to USDA Rural Development updates, visit our GovDelivery subscriber page.

USDA touches the lives of all Americans each day in so many positive ways. Under the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA is transforming America’s food system with a greater focus on more resilient local and regional food production, promoting competition and fairer markets for all producers, ensuring access to safe, healthy and nutritious food in all communities, building new markets and streams of income for farmers and producers using climate-smart food and forestry practices, making historic investments in infrastructure and clean energy capabilities in rural America, and committing to equity across the Department by removing systemic barriers and building a workforce more representative of America. To learn more, visit www.usda.gov.




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