Scranton, PA – July 6, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Rural Development arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $48,400 Community Facility grant and $39,700 loan to Pleasant Valley Manor, Monroe County’s long-term care facility.
The funds will pay for a purchased wireless nurse call system, new beds, and bed accessories unique to nursing homes.
“Northeastern Pennsylvania has a sizeable seniors population,” said Rep. Cartwright, who represents a large portion of Monroe County. “I want the best care possible for elders in need of assistance.”
The purpose of the Community Facility grant and loan program is to provide affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. “Essential community facility” is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings. Applicants must be governmental entities or non-profits, and the program is competitive, nationally.