USDA Community Facilities Program – Accepting Applications for FY 2023 Funding

Source: USDA Rural Development

USDA Rural Development’s Community Facilities program is currently accepting applications for FY 2023 funding.

Please read the information below to see how USDA Rural Development can help your community!

The Community Facilities Program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas under 20,000 population. The loan rate is currently 3.75% and would be fixed for the life of the loan. Terms can be up to 40 years for acquisition or renovation of real estate and the useful life of equipment purchased. This loan program has no fees or prepayment penalties and does not require prevailing wages.

CF video ( Check out this video of for more information on the Community Facilities program and great projects USDA Rural Development has funded in PA.

See below for more examples of recent projects funded through our program in Pennsylvania.

USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Loan & Grant Program and Pennsylvania Nonprofits

What can Rural Development do for your organization and community?
  • Purchase, construct, and/or improve essential community facilities, and pay related eligible project expenses
  • Computer and technology upgrades
  • Construction, acquisition, or rehabilitation of facilities an ADA compliance
  • Parking and paving improvements
  • HVAC equipment, electrical upgrades, emergency generators
  • Interior improvements
  • Training equipment
Examples of Projects in Pennsylvania include:
  • Bear Creek Foundation in Luzerne County received a Community Facility Direct Loan of $11.4 Million to construct a 36,000 square-foot addition to its existing charter school.  
  • Meadville Public Library in Crawford County received a Community Facility Direct Loan and Grant of $132,460 for a roof replacement.  
  • Sugar Grove VFD in Warren County received a Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant of $191,500 for the purchase of a 2017 ambulance with power-load system.
  • Springfield Township in Mercer County received a Community Facilities Direct Loan of $43,330 for the purchase of a F250 Maintenance Truck upfitted with a utility bed and snow plow.
  • Sutersville Volunteer Fire Company in Westmorland County received a Community Facility Direct Loan and an Economic Impact Initiative Grant of $187,700 to purchase a new pumper truck, hose and spreader package for the fire department.

Please note that all applications are considered as loan only first. Grant funding is awarded based on financial need, availability of funds, and are a maximum of $50,000.

For more information on our program and how to apply, contact or by phone at (724) 482-5289.