Shelbina, MO, Apr 18, 2011 -- In a ceremony on April 18th, 2011, Anita J. (Janie) Dunning, Missouri State Director, USDA Rural Development announced the award of $2,500,000 and participated in ground breaking ceremonies for the Macon County Nursing Home District (Loch Haven). Funds will be used towards the construction of two 12 bed cottage homes that will be located to the south of the current nursing home facility. Loch Haven is located in the Macon community of 5,538 residents. The assistance consists of a Community Facilities (CF) loan of $2,500,000 from USDA Rural Development that was earmarked from disaster funding back in fiscal year 2009.
“This is a great partnership effort when everyone works together for a common goal of providing additional long term care options in a “home like” atmosphere for the community,” said Dunning. “This project mirrors USDA Rural Development’s mission and President Obama’s initiative of being committed to the future of rural communities. I want to personally thank everyone that has worked together to make this project a reality. I am very pleased that so many rural residents in the Macon and surrounding area will benefit from the two new cottage homes.”
Dunning added, “Appreciation is also extended to our federal elected officials for supporting the USDA Rural Development programs. They have been strong proponents for the necessary funding for essential services for rural Missourians.”
Anyone seeking more information about the Community Facility program or any other USDA Rural Development programs may visit the homepage at http://www.rurdev.gov/mo or by contacting Steven Gerrish at the Moberly Office at 2995 County Road 1325, Moberly, MO 65270 or by calling (660) 263-7400 - ext 4.
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