|Students at the Crow Shadow
Institute of the Arts discuss an art project. The new art institute, on
the Umatilla Reservation in eastern Oregon, was funded with the support
of USDA Rural Development and partner organizations|
Why is USDA Rural Development interested in my tribal community?
USDA Rural Development is committed to the future of
American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities and individuals.
USDA Rural Development has many financial programs and staff available
to help improve tribal communities.
Who can apply for USDA Rural Development loans and grants?
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 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. Specifically, USDA Rural
Development has funding available for federally recognized tribes,
Alaska Native Villages and tribal colleges. Please visit
www.rurdev.usda/AI_AN.html or call 1-800-670-6553.
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