Monday, April 11, 2016

Shenandoah Receives Grant for New Vehicles

Shenandoah, Pa. - The Borough of Shenandoah will soon be able to purchase two new municipal vehicles thanks to a USDA Rural Development loan and grant combination.

Rural Development was able to provide funding through a low interest Community Facility loan of $53,800. The grant totals $49,900, and comes from the Economic Impact Initiative grant program, which provides funding to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural communities across the state.

This loan and grant combo will be used to purchase two vehicles. The first is a 2016 Ford SUV police cruiser, and the second is an F-350 4 X 4 dump truck to be used for street maintenance. The funding provided by USDA Rural Development will help ensure that the Borough of Shenandoah remains a clean and safe place to work and live.

In Pennsylvania last year, the USDA Community Facility Program invested over $199 million in rural Pennsylvania through 58 community facilities loans and grants. Community Facilities programs help build, expand, rehabilitate, purchase, and support the development of police and emergency fire stations and equipment, museums, child care centers, hospitals, clinics, schools, and more.