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USDA Rural Development supports rural prosperity in Kentucky by investing in modern infrastructure such as high-speed internet and water and waste treatment systems. We help eligible rural Kentuckians buy or rent affordable housing, and we can partner with you to build or improve essential community facilities such as hospitals, libraries, and schools. We boost rural economic development by funding technical assistance for small business owners and entrepreneurs, helping them design robust business plans, find new markets, and promote their goods and services. We also help eligible businesses and manufacturers expand or improve, and we support energy programs that finance renewable systems for agriculture and industry. Because so many of our employees live and work in the very communities we serve, the USDA Rural Development mission is personal to us. It’s this commitment to our neighbors that sets us apart.

Scroll down to learn more about how we can help you and your community or visit our Kentucky contact page.

USDA Rural Development has completed its 2020 decennial United States census review for all areas under its jurisdiction to identify areas that no longer qualify as rural for USDA Rural Housing programs. Based on the review of the areas within the state of Kentucky, using 2020 US census data, and rural area guidance located in Handbook HB-1-3550, Chapter 5, rural eligibility designations have changed.

Read the Public Notice for details on the changes.

Date published - Aug. 30, 2023.

Questions? Contact your local USDA Rural Development office!

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Kentucky Contact Information

Kentucky Rural Development State Office
771 Corporate Drive, Suite 200
Lexington, KY 40503

State Director's Office 859-224-7300
Business Cooperative Programs 859-224-7435
Community Facilities 859-224-7336
Single Family Housing 859-224-7322
Public Affairs 859-224-7695

Questions about Multifamily Housing Programs? Call 1-800-292-8293