Access Energy Cooperative and the Henry County Health Center (HCHC) in Mt. Pleasant partnered in project to enhance medial services in southeast Iowa. Executives from HCHC signed on a loan in the amount of $360,000 from the Access Energy Cooperative Revolving Loan Fund for hospital improvements.
This project was made available through a grant program from the USDA Rural Development program. Access Energy Cooperative applied through this grant program and was awarded $300,000 from the USDA to loan back to HCHC for the project. Once the loan is paid back to the cooperative, the money will be available for the cooperative to loan out to other area projects to encourage economic development.