Success Stories

Charles McGaa

“As a kid, I moved around a lot and never really had a home to call my own,” said Charles McGaa, new homeowner.

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Red Cloud Indian School

It was a special day for the students at the Our Lady of Lourdes, OLL, K- 8th grade school in Porcupine, SD as it was their last day before Thanksgiving break and many of their parents had joined them for lunch.  It was fun to see the students excited about the holidays and the change from their

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Badlands/Bad River Region

The Stronger Economies Together (SET) Badlands/Bad River Region’s long range economic development plan has passed a High Quality Plan (HQP) review by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is only the 4th plan to receive the HQP designation nationally.
 

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REAP Program

South Dakota USDA Rural Development recently partnered with Black Hills Power and Light based in Rapid City, SD to host four outreach seminars that provided participants with information on Black Hills Power energy efficiency rebates and incentives, customer service programs and services, and gra

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Ende Machine and Foundry

How Rural Development Helped: 

As reported by Clearwater Economic Development Association, Inc.:

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Homeowner Grateful for USDA Rural Housing Home Repair Loan

Ron Patton of Holladay, Tennessee has seen more than his share of hard times.  A series of accidents and poor health has left him disabled since 2005.  Since purchasing his home and land in rural Benton County in 2000, it has become more and more difficult for him to maintain his property due to

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Photo of the geothermal heating system for Lake County Hospital in Lakeview, Oregon.

For years oil has been commonly used to fuel heating systems in the small town of Lakeview in rural eastern Oregon, resulting in high energy costs and contributing to regional air quality issues.

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GSC Chipotle

Gale Carr, GSC Chipotle Texas, Ltd. received a Value-Added Producer Grant in 2014. Working capital grant funds are being used to cover costs of labor, utilities, packaging, labeling, marketing, promotion and processing of rare and popular chile pepper cultivars.

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Mill-King Market and Creamery

The Miller Family Farm has been in operation for three generations in the rural Crawford/McGregor area of McLennan County, just west of Waco, Texas.

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504 Loan and Grant Program

In September 2013, Ms. Anne Hall, 71 years of age, applied for a USDA Rural Development Section 504 loan and grant to install a handicap ramp to her home in Farmersville, Collin County, Texas. The grant was approved and construction commenced.

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