Success Stories

In 2015 USDA Rural Development invested $40,000 to help a nonprofit purchase a new sport utility vehicle and trailer to transport equipment and personnel.

In the medically underserved central Appalachian Mountains a much-needed healthful vehicle has been navigating the winding tree-lined roads since 1980.

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Members of Virginia Housing Development Authority, Surber Development LLC, and USDA Rural Development Virginia gather to cut ribbon at Lily Ridge Apartments ribbon cutting ceremony.

USDA Rural Development national office employees applauded the completion of Lily Ridge Apartments in Ruckersville at a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house in early November.

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Thermal image of a home

The Vermont legislature created an Energy Efficiency Utility named Efficiency Vermont as a full-service utility providing those services to all ratepayers.  Under this structure, utility ratepayers can reduce their energy use by investing

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Solar panels and drought-tolerant landscaping at Calistoga Family Apartments, a farm labor housing camp in Calistoga, Calif.

A good home can bring people together in more ways than one. That’s what happened for the Sibbu family, when they moved into Corporation for Better Housing’s brand new Calistoga Family Apartments.

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Photo of Zena Forest Products’ owners Ben and Sarah, showcasing their company's sustainable practices.

For the Deumling family, the 1,300 acres of mixed conifer forestland in the Eola Hills of Oregon’s Willamette Valley has been home since 1987. They secured as many acres as they could from the prior owners with the promise that they would preserve the Oregon White Oak habitat on the property.

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In 2015 USDA Rural Development worked with the town of Appomattox to fund a loan for $3.7 million and a grant for $1.8 million. The financial assistance allowed Appomattox to begin making vital repairs on its outdated sewer collection and treatment system

When the town of Appomattox began inspecting its sewer collection and treatment system, which provides service to approximately 695 residential and 70 commercial connections, it found problems that were contributing to raw sewage overflows, incompliance with state code and reduced ability to serv

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Ribbon cutting for Karuk Tribe's new wireless network

Orleans, California has no cell service, no high-speed internet, and sometimes not even a reliable landline phone connection. This town of five or six hundred people, nestled along the Klamath River and Six Rivers National Forest, is in the heart of the territory of the Karuk Tribe.

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Stuart Hometown Foods Stuart, Iowa

While growing or producing all of their own fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat is an option for some rural Iowa families, nearly every household today makes regular trips to grocery store.

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May 16, 2014 - Staff from USDA Rural Development today participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new multi-purpose facility in Gilbert.  The building will house a new fire station, as well as city offices and a community room.

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