If you practice in a not-for-profit clinic or organization in a rural community, you may qualify for a federal loan for infrastructure improvements or acquisition of needed IT equipment.
According to Rochelle Owen, director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Community Programs in Indianapolis, low-interest loans are available for community facilities in areas with populations of up to 20,000.
The loans can be used for:
- Construction or improvement of community facilities for health care, public safety and public services
- Acquisition of land needed for a facility
- Purchase of equipment required for facility operation
Applicants must have the legal authority to borrow and repay loans, pledge security for loans and to construct, operate and maintain the facilities.
For more information, contact your nearest Rural Development Community Program office. Find it here.