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USDA Rural Development Participates in Ribbon Cutting at Hope Mills Public Safety Center

Robert Kerns
Hope Mills
Release Date

HOPE MILLS, N.C., August 4, 2023 – USDA Rural Development Team members with federal and local officials participated a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Hope Mills Public Safety Center today.
Rural Development invested a $17 million Community Facilities Loan to construct a public safety center for the town of Hope Mills.
“Hope Mills and Cumberland County continues to grow, and its first responders need the most up-to date facilities and technology to serve their rural residents.” said Rural Development State Director Reginald Speight. “The Biden-Harris administration realizes this need and is proud to assist in the funding of this facility that brings together two vital services under one roof.”
This 13-thousand square foot facility will provide a centralized location for the fire and police department.

The new location will feature:

•           Classrooms

•           Emergency operations center

•           Exercise room 

•           Reception area

The site will also be secured by security fences, video surveillance, and gated entrances.
The objective of the USDA Rural Development Community Facility Loans and Grants Program is to provide affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas.


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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