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USDA Rural Development Participates in Groundbreaking for Tabor City Schools

Robert Kerns
Release Date
Feb 10, 2022

Rural Development $28 million investment in Columbus County Schools will benefit generations of students

TABOR CITY, N.C., February 10, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development participated in a groundbreaking on the site of a kindergarten through 8th grade school today. 

Rural Development is investing $28 million to assist in the building of a school in Tabor City. 

This investment reflects the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to Building a Better America by investing in rural communities and their schools through investments to increase energy efficiency, ensure our schools have the technology and labs to prepare students for jobs in tomorrow’s economy, or build new buildings where needed.

“This school will be a reflection of the Biden-Harris Administration’s investment into the future of rural America,” said State Director Reginald Speight. “These teachers and students will have access to the tools that to positively equip them for a prosperous future.”

The new energy-efficient facility will include:

•           39 classrooms for pre-K through 8th grade

•           specialty classrooms

•           A gymnasium

•           Cafeteria

•           Administration offices

•           Playgrounds


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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