CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Stimulus funds are available in Franklin County, Pa., through actions taken by the county commissioners last week.
The commissioners designated all of Franklin County a "recovery zone" so that the county may receive up to $3.9 million from the federal government. The money is to be split between the private and public sectors.
The allocations are bonds for capital projects, so the borrowers will be required to pay back the money they receive. However, the federal government will pay 45 percent of the interest, County Administrator John Hart said.
For the public sector, the county commissioners may set aside bonds for the county's capital projects. Hart recommended they consider addressing issues with windows, boilers and the electrical system at Falling Spring Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.