U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Michigan Brandon Fewins today joined community leaders in celebrating a ribbon-cutting and open house for OnPoint Allegan’s new facility.
“This is a particularly good example of how USDA is able to work with communities to provide better, more accessible facilities, which in turn improves the quality of care,” said Fewins. “This investment will benefit Allegan County residents for many years to come and it is great to see all the work that went into this project come to fruition.”
USDA Rural Development provided a $5,635,000 loan to Allegan County Community Mental Health Services to purchase the new building and convert it into a mental health facility. Previously, ACCMHS facilities were located in two separate buildings some distance apart. Both required substantial work on wiring, plumbing, and heating and cooling systems. In addition, the layout for treatment and administrative services was inefficient and outdated.
The new 36,000 square foot facility consolidates services for better program delivery and is located close to Allegan General Hospital, which will allow for better patient referrals.
USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants 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. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov.
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