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  • ReConnect Loan and Grant Program

    The ReConnect Loan and Grant Program provides funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural areas.

  • Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge

    USDA has up to $4 million in funds for eligible entities to help provide support and training.

  • Water & Waste Disposal Loan & Grant Program

    Increasing access to clean, reliable water and septic systems.

Explore Our Programs

Water & Wastewater Infrastructure

Explore ways USDA RD can help rural communities obtain the technical assistance and financing necessary to develop drinking water and waste disposal systems.

Energy

Our Energy programs empower rural America to establish, maintain, and evolve its energy resources for a cleaner, brighter, and more sustainable future.

High-speed Internet Access

Learn about how our programs provide funds to expand high-speed internet access for rural people.

Electricity

USDA RD’s electric programs help fund electric infrastructure to sustain rural economic well-being and improve quality of life.

See all Programs

Support & Tools

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    Talk to a Rural USDA Expert

    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.

    Find your local State Office

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    Check Eligibility

    Check a home, town or service location to verify eligibility for Rural Programs

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    Manage your USDA Loan

    You can create an account and manage your current loan through the Customer Service Center (CSC) portal. You can also contact the CSC at 800-414-1226

Resources

Lender Portal

This innovative resource allows for electronic reporting by lenders, the Rural Business Cooperative Service, the Rural Utilities Service and the Rural Housing Service.

Forms & Publications

This comprehensive resource provides access to all rural USDA documents, including directives regulations and environmental studies.

Cooperative Guides

Access educational materials to help you decide whether and how to form a co-op. Topics cover understanding the basics, feasibility studies, director responsibilities and membership design.