Hi, and welcome to the Program Support Services Division (PSS) website. PSS supports all the programs of Rural Development that require Architectural and Appraisal Services. On the following pages you will find brief mission statements for each of our branches, maps showing how our teams are organized in sections across the country, and hyper links to each of the program areas we serve. For more information regarding financial and funding requirements, please click on the appropriate program link and for any questions please email us at the address found on the last page.
We are happy to assist you or direct you to specific programs you may wish to contact.
Take your time looking over our site, and again, welcome to PSS!
Appraisal Services Branch (RHS, PSS)
The mission of the Appraisal Services Division is to provide effective, efficient and customer focused professional appraisal and appraisal review services to all Rural Development program areas, including, RHS (Multi-Family Housing, Single Family Housing, Community Facilities) RUS (Water and Environmental Programs) RBS (Rural Business Services) in support of oneRD, to enhance rural prosperity throughout the nation.
The Appraisal Services Division provides qualitative and quantitative measurable metrics to meet the inherently governmental function of appraisal services performed as part of quality control and oversight of appraisals utilized by all RD program areas.
Services also include providing advice, guidance, and risk assessment to RD leadership to ensure adequate loan and grant portfolio guidance assisting RD in being good stewards of the taxpayer’s investment in Rural America.
The Appraisal Services Branch is comprised of three Sections serving the appraisal review needs of Rural Development within the United States and its Territories.
Rural Development Appraisal Services Branch Sections
Architectural Services Branch (RHS, PSS)
The mission of the Architectural Services Branch is to provide effective, efficient and customer focused professional architecture, architectural review and environmental NEPA compliance oversight services to all Rural Development program areas including, RHS (Community Facilities, Multi-Family Housing, Single Family Housing, RUS (water and Environmental Programs) RBCS (Business and Industries) in support of oneRD, to enhance rural prosperity throughout the nation.
The Architectural Services Branch performs risk analyses, quality control and oversight of architectural tasks provided to and utilized by RD program areas.
Services also include providing both architectural, construction and environmental advice, guidance and risk assessment to RD leadership to ensure adequate construction and development guidance, assisting RD in being good stewards of the taxpayer’s investment in Rural America.
This Branch administers architectural services for the agency in support of building and infrastructure development, creating ongoing partnerships and utilization of innovative ideas on an ongoing basis.
Rural Development Architectural Services Branch Sections
Programs We Support
The attached resources are intended to define and clarify the process, procedures and submittal requirements for PSS architecture reviews.