Success Stories

Blair Public Library

The existing Blair Public Library was a single story 6,400 square foot building that was built in 1976.  The facility had been adequately maintained, but had become functionally obsolescent and had reached the end of its useful life.   The inadequate size of the library made it no longer enough s

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Photo: Gold Beach, Oregon, celebrated their modern new hospital with a ribbon cutting ceremony in April 2017.

Until recently, Gold Beach residents on Oregon’s southern coast were served by an aging, outdated hospital. Constructed in 1951, it began operation providing only acute care services, meaning residents had to travel long distances to receive specialized medical care.

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The warehouse facility at the Virginia Diner was leveraged by a Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan from USDA Rural Development in 2015.

Expansion is a common theme in Virginia Diner’s history. What began as a refurbished Sussex, Surry, and Southampton Railroad dining car in 1929, has developed into a thriving gourmet mail-order business and an international brand.

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Photo: Lacie Tai and her sons are enjoying their new home after months of renovations to make the house safe and livable.

As a single mother of two and a college student, Lacie Tai wanted stable housing for her family so she could focus on her children and education. She was renting a home in Roseburg, Oregon, but the house was in rough shape.

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Photo: Richard Rajnus is reducing his farm’s operating expenses through the use of renewable energy.

Farmers know about living off the land, and in recent years, many have also begun to harness natural resources to produce energy for their operations.

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All smiles for the new furnace.

The furnace in Larry Steven Rich’s home in Stromsburg Nebraska had become inoperable.  The weather was getting colder every day, and this low income elderly homeowner was keeping his place as warm as he could with several space heaters. 

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Named after a local champion of healthcare, the Brenda Boss Family Resource center, a part of the Bear Valley Community Hospital, now provides rural residents state-of-the-art care through telemedicine services.

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Perkins County Hospital

Perkins County Hospital, located in Grant, Neb.

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Carlotta Fire Department recieves USDA RD CF grant money for "Jaws of Life' equipment

The truck slid 100 feet and slammed into one of the Redwoods that line Highway 36, which is littered with curves and switchbacks in scenic Northern California, jamming the driver’s door shut.

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Woodlake Water Tanks

Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada’s, Woodlake is a city poised for steady growth, but that wasn’t always the case.  The city could only grow as far as their aging water and wastewater systems could take them.

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