Danforth health care facility awarded nearly $1.4 million federal loan

Posted June 19, 2014, at 4:54 p.m.
Last modified June 19, 2014, at 9:39 p.m.

DANFORTH, Maine — A Danforth health care facility will receive nearly $1.4 million to assist with critical upgrades that will benefit residents seeking medical care in the rural community.

The U.S Department of Agriculture Rural Development announced on Wednesday that Danforth Habilitation Association on Maple Street would receive a $1.37 million community facility guaranteed loan.

The money will be used toconstruct a new intermediate care facility, which will replace the older facility.

Danforth Habilitation Association provides licensed nursing supervision of coordinated health treatment and rehabilitative services to individuals diagnosed with intellectual disabilities.

The health care facility is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“I am pleased USDA Rural Development can contribute to rural health care upgrades in a substantial way,” Virginia Manuel, USDA rural development state director, said in a written statement.

The Danforth center opened as a nonprofit organization in 1987, according to available tax records.

USDA Rural Development invested $462.5 million in rural Maine communities last fiscal year in the areas of homeownership, business assistance, energy and renewable energy development, water and wastewater and community facilities.