Programs & Services

USDA Rural Development operates over fifty financial assistance programs for a variety of rural applications. Select a category that best describes your situation, and see what RD can do to assist you. We also offer a list of all programs.

Business Programs

Provide financial backing and technical assistance to stimulate business creation and growth.

Community Facilities Programs

Offers direct loans, loan guarantees and grants to develop or improve essential public services and facilities in communities across rural America.

Cooperative Services

Provide effective marketing, low-cost supplies and services to their member owners, and cooperatives bring electricity, e-connectivity, affordable housing, capital, financial services, telecommunications, health care, food, hardware, building supplies, and countless other goods and services to rural America.

Electric Programs

Provides leadership and capital to maintain, expand, upgrade, and modernize America's vast rural electric infrastructure.

Energy Programs

Funding to complete energy audits, provide renewable energy development assistance, make energy efficiency improvements and install renewable energy systems.

Multi-Family Programs

Affordable multi-family rental housing in rural areas by financing projects geared for low-income, elderly and disabled individuals and families as well as domestic farm laborers. 

Single Family Housing Programs

Families and individuals have the opportunity to buy, build, repair, or own safe and affordable homes located in rural America.

Telecommunications Programs

Provide a variety of loans and grants to build and expand broadband networks. Loans to build broadband networks and deliver service to rural households and businesses, provide capital for rural telecommunications companies and broadband providers.

Water & Environmental Programs

Obtain technical assistance and financing necessary to develop drinking water and waste disposal systems.

USDA LINC Training & Resource Library

Documents and material contained in the USDA LINC Training and Resource Library.