Welcome to USDA
Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and
quality of life in all of rural America. Through our programs, we
touch rural America in many ways.
Our financial programs support such essential public facilities and
services as water and sewer systems, housing, health clinics, emergency
service facilities and electric and telephone service. We promote economic
development by supporting loans to businesses through banks and community-
managed lending pools. We offer technical assistance and information to
help agricultural and other cooperatives get started and improve the
effectiveness of their member services. And we provide technical assistance
to help communities undertake community empowerment programs.
Rural Development achieves its mission by helping rural individuals,
communities and businesses obtain the financial and technical assistance
needed to address their diverse and unique needs. Rural Development works
to make sure that rural citizens can participate fully in the global economy.
Thank you for visiting the Rural Development web site. We hope you found the information helpful.
Below are some of the many online resources you might find useful. We hope you will visit
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Note: Rural Development is not responsible for the accuracy of the content of
non-Rural Development sites.