OneRD Guarantee Listening Sessions

About the Regulatory Reform Initiative

In order to improve agency efficiency in program delivery, customer service and program utilization, the USDA Rural Development Innovation Center is working to develop a common platform to deliver four guaranteed loan programs.

Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder input is vital to ensure a OneRD guarantee platform meets expectations, continues to support the mission of Rural Development, and avoids overly burdening agency customers. Therefore, the Innovation Center is hosting six listening sessions to allow for in-person comments from stakeholders.

The Innovation Center solicits your feedback on how to simplify, improve and enhance the delivery of RD guarantee loan programs.  Examples of possible topics may include:

  • Application Processes / Automation
  • Online Application System
  • Credit Evaluation
  • Preferred Lender Program
  • Capital Markets
  • Lender Participation Approval (regulated vs. non-regulated)
  • Lender Financing Trends
  • Credit Elsewhere Requirements

Those unable to participate in person can do so electronically via ReadyTalk teleconferencing. Virtual participants will be in listen-only mode but will have the opportunity to submit comments via the chat function. For more information on call-in information and listening session locations, visit  

Registration is required for all sessions by sending an e-mail to In your email, please provide your name, address, organization, and session location.

Listening Sessions

West: Monday Sept.10
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MDT
Denver Federal Center
Denver, CO
Virtual Option

South: Monday Sept. 10
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT USDA Rural Development State Office
Lexington, KY
Virtual Option

Midwest: Wednesday Sept.12
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT Lodge of Four Seasons
Lake Ozark, MO
Virtual Option

Northeast: Friday Sept.14
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT East Stroudsburg University
East Stroudsburg, PA
Virtual Option

Tribal: Wednesday Sept.19. 
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT
Virtually Only

National: Thursday Sept. 20
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT
USDA Whitten Building, 107-A
Washington, D.C.
Virtual Option

OneRD Guarantee Listening Session Flyer

USDA Rural Development Innovation Center

1400 Independence Drive, S.W., Washington, DC 20250

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