U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Pennsylvania State Director Bob Morgan announced investments of more than $211,000 in four Community Facilities or CF projects in four counties in Pennsylvania.
“These investments in public safety and healthcare are vital to the quality of life for rural Pennsylvanians in these communities,” Morgan said. “We are glad we can play a small part in providing these facilities and law enforcement organizations the equipment they need to provide the best services possible.”
The healthcare project at the Fulton County Medical Center was awarded a $60,000 CF grant to purchase new exercise and education equipment for the wellness and clinical center.
The public safety projects were awarded in Mercer, Allegheny, and Mifflin counties.
Greenville Borough in Mercer County received a CF loan and grant of $38,500 and $83,600 to purchase three new police interceptor utility vehicles for the borough’s police department.
Munhall Borough in Allegheny County received a CF grant of $19,500 to purchase a new police responder vehicle. The vehicle is needed to replace one of the borough’s current vehicles that has reached the end of its useful life. This equipment will allow the police department to provide better public services and safety to the community.
Armagh Township in Mifflin County received a CF grant of $47,900 to two new police vehicles with necessary accessories.
In 2023, USDA Rural Development in Pennsylvania invested $119 million through its Community Facilities programs.
Rural Development provides loans, grants and loan guarantees 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.
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