ABINGDON, Va. -

Emory & Henry College may see more renovations in the near future after a big announcement Thursday afternoon.

The Rural Division of the US Department of Agriculture announced the college would be eligible for as much as $17 million in low-interest loan assistance for major infrastructure projects on its campus.

"Today we're announcing $17 million in loan assistance through our community facilities program which will help renovate student housing and help construct a new arts center,” said Dallas Tonsager, USDA Rural Development Under Secretary.