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Rural Data Gateway


Welcome to the new Rural Data Gateway! For more than 80 years, USDA Rural Development (RD) has been financing infrastructure and housing throughout rural America.  That mission has expanded over the decades, and today the loans, grants, and loan guarantees from Rural Development support everything from school buses to libraries and universities; ambulances to regional hospital centers; energy-efficient homes to electric and water utilities; broadband service to bio-fuels industries; local grocery stores to food processors, wholesalers, and much more.  

The Rural Data Gateway strengthens USDA Rural Development partnerships with rural people, entrepreneurs, government officials and Congress by making RD’s data more available and easier to access. It features Rural Investments Dashboards that significantly expand access to RD financial data through an easy-to-use interface that allows data from more than 65 RD programs to be viewed and downloaded. The Gateway and dashboards will help USDA get more resources to the people who need them in rural places.

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Current RD Investments 

RD’s current investments for Fiscal Year 2024 are shown below.  These investments are updated monthly.  Current year investments are expected to increase through the Fiscal Year, which ends on September 30. RD’s total investments over the past five years have averaged more than $32 billion annually. Explore other fiscal years by using the filter.  To learn more about RD investments, go to the Rural Investments webpage.



Rural Investments Dashboards

The Rural Investments Dashboards feature more than 20 data visualizations to spotlight investments made since 2012 in more than 65 programs. The dashboards are easy-to-use tools that highlight critical Rural Development investments for people in rural America, including projects that have helped people in socially vulnerable communities access the resources they need to thrive. The data also will help users analyze trends across different states, counties, and congressional districts. Go to the Rural Investments webpage to begin to explore how and where RD investments are impacting rural America.

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USDA RD Salute Rural Success

ReConnecting Rural Residents to Reliable High-Speed Internet

Thanks to Rural Development’s ReConnect program, rural customers near Timber Lake now will have reliable internet service directly to their homes. The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority recently received nearly $17 million to reach more than 180 rural households with high-speed fiber internet.

New Clinic Provides Increased Access to Health Care in Rural Montana

 In the case of Shelby, Montana, rural residents here and beyond will benefit with increased access to quality, affordable health care at a new, state-of-the-art clinic.

Geothermal Technology Helps Couple Make Year-Round Cut Flower Farm a Reality

Taking their chance on a lifelong dream, former urban dwellers Rebecca and Mark Ginsberg traded their conventional city lifestyle for rural living, establishing a cut flower farm. For the New Jersey couple it felt like a moonshot, but they believed they could do it.

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