USDA Official Visiting Van Buren County Hospital and Community Services Building Wednesday, June 19
More than $5 Million in USDA Loan and Grant Funds Assisted with Recent Facility Improvements
DES MOINES, Iowa – June 18, 2013 – Tammye Trevino, USDA Rural Development Administrator for Housing and Community Facilities Programs, will be in Keosauqua at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19 to visit the Van Buren County Hospital and the connected Community Services Building.
During the past five years, USDA Rural Development has awarded more than $5 million in loan and grant funds to assist with recent and planned facility improvements including the relocation and expansion of the dietary department, redesign of the existing clinic space, expansion of the cardiac rehabilitation program and other updates throughout the hospital.
USDA Rural Development funds also helped with the construction of the Community Services Building which includes a childcare center, programs such as HeadStart, Parents-As-Teachers, Women, Infants and Children (WIC), and Job Opportunities, along with the hospital’s Occupational Health offices.
Earlier in the day Administrator Trevino will be visiting Pilot Grove Savings Bank in Mount Pleasant to recognize the bank for using USDA Rural Development’s Guaranteed Rural Housing program to assist rural Iowans achieve their homeownership goals. Pilot Grove Savings Bank became an approved lender in 2001 and has used the USDA program to assist 70 families in obtaining a home in rural Iowa through guaranteed loan funds totaling $4.4 million.
Also on Wednesday afternoon Administrator Trevino will be speaking at the Tri-State Development Summit meeting in Keokuk.
Administrator Trevino is in Iowa, Missouri and Illinois June 19 – 21 to highlight National Homeownership Month, a time when USDA, its federal partners and members of housing communities all across the country bring attention to the role housing plays in the economy.