U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Kansas State Director Christy Davis today announced that USDA is lending $108,249,000 to help Citizens Medical Center in Colby expand critical healthcare services.
“There is no better way to celebrate National Rural Health Day than to invest in our state’s rural healthcare infrastructure.” Davis said. “USDA is committed to ensuring rural Americans have access to reliable quality health care, like that provided by Citizens Medical Center.”
The details of this investment are:
- $108,249,000 in loans will help construct a 184,000 square foot replacement hospital and rural healthcare clinic facility in Colby. The Citizens Medical Center project will deliver quality patient care that meets current and future needs for the area.
Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program
The Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An 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.
Community Facilities Guaranteed Loan Program
The Community Facilities Guaranteed Loan Program provides loan guarantees to eligible lenders to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a public improvement, operated on a non-profit basis, needed for the orderly development of a rural community where the rural community is a city or town, or its equivalent county or multi-county area. The term “facility” refers to both the physical structure financed, and the resulting service provided to rural residents or rural businesses
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