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Montour Falls secures $60,000 grant to bolster business sustainability

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In an announcement during the Montour Falls Harvest Festival, Mayor James Ryan introduced a new initiative aimed at assisting local businesses with sustainability improvements.

The Village of Montour Falls has secured a $60,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to establish a Revolving Loan Fund Program. This initiative, supplemented by ARPA funds from the federal government, will offer flexible, low-interest loans to for-profit businesses within Montour Falls. While the loans can cater to a broad spectrum of business needs, recipients are required to integrate a climate adaptation or efficiency element into their operations.

The Village’s Sustainability Committee will guide businesses in identifying suitable sustainability projects, many of which incur minimal or no costs.

Emphasizing the village’s dedication to sustainable growth, Mayor Jim Ryan expressed, “This fund symbolizes Montour Falls’ steadfast commitment to both sustainability and our local businesses.” Interested businesses can gather further details by reaching out to the Village Climate Justice Fellow or visiting the village’s official website.