USDA Rural Development can help American Indian and Alaska Natives become full partners in the American economy, so their children and grandchildren can have an equal opportunity at pursuing the American dream and so their tribal communities may continue to exist and thrive for generations to come. To respond to these individual needs, USDA Rural Development allocates funding specifically for tribes and tribal colleges.

In each state that serves federally or state-recognized tribes, USDA Rural Development has designated an American Indian/Alaska Native Coordinator to help tribal customers understand and benefit from Rural Development many programs and resources.

Improving relations between tribes and the federal government is a priority of the Obama administration. With an extensive portfolio of loan programs, USDA Rural Development is well-suited and honored to assist in fulfilling this objective.


American Indian and Alaskan Native Coordinators are located all across the country. To find a representative near you, view a list of our contacts which includes all Rural Development Field Native American Coordinators. For all other inquiries, email AIAN@wdc.usda.gov.

Below are the contact information for Rural Development's national Native American coordinators:

Tedd Buelow
National Native American Coordinator
USDA-Rural Development
Denver Federal Center
Building 56, Room 2300
Denver, CO 80225
Voice: (720) 544-2911

Lynn Trujillo
National Native American Coordinator, Housing &
USDA-Rural Development
6200 Jefferson NE, Room 255
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Voice: (505) 761-4959