Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program in Pennsylvania

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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Application Deadline

No deadline; applications are accepted year-round


This program provides loans and/or grants to develop essential community facilities. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides critical services for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings. Forty-two of Delaware County’s municipalities are eligible for this program.

Common Eligible Projects

Funds can be used to purchase, construct, and/or improve essential community facilities, purchase equipment and pay related project expenses, such as:

  • Public facilities such as town halls, courthouses, or street improvements

  • Community support services such as child care centers, community centers, fairgrounds or transitional housing

  • Public safety services such as fire departments, police stations, prisons, police vehicles, fire trucks, public works vehicles or equipment

  • Educational services such as museums, libraries or private schools

  • Utility services such as telemedicine or distance learning equipment

  • Local food systems such as community gardens, food pantries, community kitchens, food banks, food hubs or greenhouses

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Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.

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