News Release
Release No.STELPRD4021051
ContactGail Bennett(304) 366-2921, ext. 214
Morgantown, WV, Jun 25, 2013 --

@@ State Director Bobby Lewis announced that USDA Rural Development approved a Community Facilities Grant in the amount of $5,000 for Friends-R-Fun Child Development Center, Inc., Nicholas County, WV.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) remains focused on carrying out its mission, despite a time of significant budget uncertainty. Today's announcement is one part of the Department's efforts to strengthen the rural economy.

Rural Development funds will be used to assist in the purchase of new multi-use and multi-age level equipment to promote outdoor physical activity. This new equipment will accommodate 5-12 year olds and will also include the safety ground cover that is required.

USDA has made a concerted effort to deliver results for the American people, even as USDA implements sequestration, the across-the-board budget reductions mandated under terms of the Budget Control Act. USDA has already undertaken historic efforts since 2009 to save more than $700 million in taxpayer funds through targeted, common-sense budget reductions. These reductions have put USDA in a better position to carry out its mission, while implementing sequester budget reductions in a fair manner that causes as little disruption as possible.