Rural Development is Open for Business!

We’re here to help those affected by COVID-19. USDA Rural Development will use all available program flexibilities and contingencies to serve our customers across all of our programs.

USDA Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. Through our programs, we help rural Americans in many ways. Together, America Prospers.

Support Business & Economic Development

Support Business & Economic Development

Business Programs provide financial backing and technical assistance to stimulate business creation and growth. The programs work through partnerships with public and private community based organizations and financial institutions to provide financial assistance, business development, and technical assistance to rural businesses.

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Invest in Community Facilities

Invest in Community Facilities

Grants are awarded through a national competition. Each fiscal year, applications are requested through a notice published in the Federal Register and through an announcement posted on Grants.gov.

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Buy, build or repair a home

Buy, build or repair a home

This program assists qualified applicants that cannot obtain commercial credit on terms that will allow them to charge rents that are affordable to low-income tenants.

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Training for Lenders

Training for Lenders

USDA Lender Interactive Network Connection

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Tribes

Tribes

Rural Development makes critical investments in infrastructure, housing, schools, health clinics, and economic and community development, to benefit Native families and communities across rural America.

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Rural Utilities Service

Rural Utilities Service

USDA’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) provides much-needed infrastructure or infrastructure improvements to rural communities. These include water and waste treatment, electric power and telecommunications services. All of these services help to expand economic opportunities and improve the quality of life for rural residents.

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Rural Development Financed Properties
Find multi-family housing properties for rent.

Rural Development Owned Properties
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Current Publications

Tribal Toolkit
Collaborating for Prosperity with American Indians and Alaska Natives;

Rural Development Brochures - View all
Learn how USDA Rural Development programs can help you and your rural community 

Fact Sheets- View all
These are printable, interactive versions of the Program 101 tabs for each of the programs offered by USDA Rural Development.

Regulations & Guidelines - View all
All Federal regulations can be found at Regulations.gov

Reports - View all

 

Resources

Check Eligibility

This site is used to evaluate the likelihood that a potential applicant would be eligible for program assistance. In order to be eligible for many USDA loans, household income must meet certain guidelines.
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Lender Portal

This innovative resource allows for electronic reporting by lenders to Rural Development's agencies, including the Rural Business-Cooperative Service, the Rural Utilities Service, and the Rural Housing Service.
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Home Loan Servicing

As a part of USDA Rural Development, our mission is to be a cost-effective service provider that strives to help homeowners and their families remain successful homeowners throughout the term of the loan.
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Local Offices

USDA Service Centers are designed to be a single location where customers can access the services provided by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Rural Development agencies.
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Rural Development Multimedia

USDA and Partners Respond to Coronavirus Emergency

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue talks about the everyday heroes of USDA and the American food sector who are keeping the food supply chain moving.

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