USDA Rural Development has launched a new website to enhance program accessibility and customer service.
The new website http://www.rd.usda.gov features quicker and more intuitive access to programs, simplified site navigation, and information about services and staff contacts in every state office. The site also provides easily accessible resources for loan and grant applications, eligibility information and program descriptions.
“We invite the public, local governments, businesses, rural residents, non-profit organizations and anyone interested in the future of rural communities to visit the website,” USDA Under Secretary Lisa Mensah said. “The site can now be easily accessed on Smartphones and tablets, making Rural Development program information and applications for funding more accessible than ever.”
Other website features include:
- A listing of all programs
- Access to program Regulations and Guidelines
- Prominent housing lender notices on state websites
- A Directory of State Offices
Future enhancements to the site will include Spanish language descriptions of programs.
USDA Rural Development administers and manages housing, business and community infrastructure programs through a national network of state and local offices. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.