The Meigs Youth Center is among 41 projects to receive funding from the USDA.

The USDA is investing almost $12 million for projects that will benefit 214,000 Americans in rural communities in 17 states. 

The Meigs Youth Center in Decatur, Tennessee will use a $388,400 loan and a $111,600 grant to purchase a building for use as a Boys and Girls Club. The Center provides operational facilities, classrooms, playgrounds, and activities. The Boys and Girls Club will serve up to 200 children with the potential to expand. 

The other projects in Tennessee as well as Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Virginia, and Washington.