Thank you for visiting our website. In the following pages you will learn about how we are improving the lives of people in rural Florida and the USVI! Our Mission is to enhance economic opportunity and improve the quality of life in rural America. Our vision is to have a rural America that is a healthy, safe, and prosperous place to live and work.
Barring Congressional action, USDA will begin using 2010 Census data to determine eligible rural areas for Rural Development housing programs on October 1, 2014. Changes to eligible areas can be viewed by selecting the applicable program listed under “Future Eligible Areas” at http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov. NOTE: Complete applications received prior to October 1, 2014, will continue to use the existing eligible rural area definitions based on 2000 Census data.