• NEWS: Up To $500 Million in Emergency Rural Health Care Funds Under the American Rescue Plan

    The Emergency Rural Health Care program is designed to help broaden access to COVID-19 testing and vaccines, rural health care services, and food assistance through food banks and food distribution facilities.  

    Rural health care is challenged by immediate financial needs stemming from COVID-19 related expenses. Long-term access to – and availability of – rural health care services have been further hampered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to these challenges, this program offers two tracks of funding to eligible applicants. 

    • Track One: Recovery Grants provide immediate relief to address the economic conditions arising from the COVID-19 emergency
    • Track Two: Impact Grants advance ideas and solutions to solve regional rural health care problems to support the long-term sustainability of rural health

    Eligible applicants include public bodies, community-based nonprofits, and federally-recognized Tribes. Facilities and projects supported through this grant must be located in rural areas with populations of 20,000 or fewer, and must primarily serve rural areas.

    Learn more and how to apply on the web at https://www.rd.usda.gov/erhc.


Oregon Contact Info

All USDA Rural Development offices located in Oregon are currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our employees are currently working remotely. For assistance, please contact us by phone or email.

Toll Free: (866) 923-5626
Phone: (503) 414-3300
FCC Relay Service: 711

Acting State Director: (503) 414-3302
Business Programs: (541) 278-8049 ext. 129
Community Programs: (503) 414-3354
Multi-family Housing: (503) 414-3350
Single Family Housing: (503) 414-3339
Telecommunications: (503) 414-3369
Electric: (509) 309-6923
Public Affairs: (503) 414-3304