Penquis Mental Health Receives $180K Federal Loan 

A local mental health agency is about to get bigger, thanks to a boost from the federal government.

Penquis Mental Health Association received a $180,000 loan from USDA Rural Development.

Officials say the money will be used to buy a residential facility that helps adults recovering from mental health issues.

Penquis Mental Health covers patients in Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties.