Housing Programs help individuals buy, rent or repair a home, help nonprofits and rural communities improve housing availability, and help lenders expand their housing and community development portfolios while mitigating risk with a USDA loan guarantee.
Telecommunications Programs offer support to build networks and install equipment providing modern, reliable high-speed broadband access to rural households, businesses and communities. The programs can also help improve access to state-of-the-art medical and educational resources in rural areas.
Water and Environmental Programs help rural communities develop, expand and repair infrastructure to ensure residents have access to safe drinking water and sanitary waste disposal systems. The programs can also work in partnership with organizations to provide technical assistance and training to rural communities in relation to their water and waste needs.
Community Facilities Programs help develop, expand and improve essential public services and facilities in communities across rural America. The programs serve a wide range of community needs including health care, education, public safety, public services and many other community-based initiatives.
Business Programs provide financial backing and technical assistance to stimulate business creation and growth and support the creation and preservation of quality jobs in rural areas. 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.
Energy Programs provide financial support to complete energy audits, provide renewable energy development assistance, make energy efficiency improvements and install renewable energy systems. The programs can also help convert older heating sources to cleaner technologies, produce advanced biofuels, install solar panels, build biorefineries, and much more.