FORM RD 2006-46 (Rev. 01-98)
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE MANUAL ISSUE No.
RURAL DEVELOPMENT WSAL PN 484
Washington, D.C 20250 DATE
February 22, 2016
RD MANUAL CHANGES
INSERT RD INS 440.1
INTEREST RATES, AMORTIZATION, GUARANTEE FEE, ANNUAL CHARGE, AND FIXED PERIOD. This Instruction is partially revised as follows:
Exhibit B, to update various program rates and the Treasury Judgement Rate effective August 1, 2015.
Exhibit B: Pages 1 & 2 (Rev 76), Exhibit B: Pages 1 & 2 (Rev 77).
INSERT RD INS 1940-L
METHODOLOGY AND FORMULAS FOR ALLOCATION OF LOAN AND GRANT PROGRAM FUNDS. The changes to this Instruction are limited to Rural Business-Cooperative Programs only; no changes are being made to the Rural Housing Service programs referenced in the rule, which published on September 19, 2014.
Changes to the RBS programs are including the Intermediary Relending Program and the Rural Energy for America Program, and providing a generic allocation process for RBS programs not specifically identified in the rule. In addition, the changes revise State allocation formulae to account for changes in data report by the U.S. Bureau of the Census in its decennial Census as well as revise the weight percentages associated with each of the allocation criteria. Other changes include providing flexibility in determining when not to make State allocations for a program; restricting the use of the transition formula and changing the limitations on how much program funds can change when the transition formula is used; and providing consistency, where necessary, in the allocation of RBS program funds to State Offices.
Table of Contents; Table of Contents revised 02-22-16;
Pages 29 & 30 (Rev 2), Pages 29 & 30 (Rev 3),
35 & 36 (Rev 3), 37 & 38 (Rev 7), 35 & 36 (Rev 4), 37 & 38 (Rev 8),
39 & 40 (Rev 7), 43 & 44. 39 & 40 (Rev 8), 43 & 44 (Rev 1).
NO SPECIAL PROCEDURE NOTICES RELEASED.
ADMINISTRATIVE NOTICES RELEASED:
(See AN Checklist.)