USDA Rural Development has more than 40 loan, loan guarantee and grant programs available for rural communities in Pennsylvania. Visit the USDA website for details. According to USDA representatives, the Community Facilities Direct Loans & Grants Program and Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grants (DLT) have been very successful with schools in the past. The DLT grant program will begin accepting applications this fall. Watch the DLT webpage for details.