USDA Provides $34M Funding for 240-Bed Skilled Nursing Facility in Pennsylvania

COLLEGE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a $34 million direct loan commitment for development of Centre Care Health Center in College Township.

Located in Central Pennsylvania near Penn State University, the 240-bed, 135,645-square-foot skilled nursing facility will replace the existing Centre Crest property. The USDA’s funding is contingent upon the developer — Centre Care — providing an additional $6 million for the project through a fundraising campaign.

Miles Kingston of Lancaster Pollard structured the financing and helped Centre Crest secure the USDA commitment. The loan represents an 85 percent loan-to-cost ratio, and features a fixed interest rate of 3.9 percent for the entire 36-year term. The loan also has a year of interest-only payments and no pre-payment penalties.

In March, the College Township Council unanimously approved plans for the facility. In June, Centre Care closed on a 30-acre parcel of land where construction would occur. 

The development is scheduled to open in 2020. Complete HealthCare Resources with operate the facility.