AI/AN Funding

Anyone living in a rural community may apply for a USDA Rural Development loan or grant. A rural community is defined as one with a population of less than 20,000 for most housing programs, 50,000 or less for most business programs and 10,000 or less for most utilities programs. Rural Development often works in partnership with tribal, state and local governments, as well as with rural businesses, cooperatives and nonprofit agencies. Each year Congress mandates that a portion of USDA Rural Developmentā€™s funding be available exclusively for Federally Recognized Tribes, Alaska Native Villages, Hawaiian Homelands and 1994 Land Grant Tribal Colleges and Universities.

USDA Rural Development programs are currently funded under a six month Continuing Resolution set to expire at the end of March 2013. For current program funding information please contact your local USDA Rural Development staff