Business Programs work in partnership with the private sector and the community based organizations to provide financial assistance.

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USDA Rural Development business programs work in partnership with private-sector lenders and community-based organizations to provide business credit needs in rural areas.

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Energy Programs
USDA Rural Developmentā€™s energy programs have funds available to complete energy audits and feasibility studies, complete energy efficiency improvements, and install renewable energy systems. These programs help convert older heating sources to cleaner technologies, produce advanced biofuels, install flexible fuel pumps, install solar panels, build biorefineries, and much more.

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Cooperative Programs
Through our cooperative programs we assist interested groups form new cooperatives and improve the operations of existing ones. Read more >