Welcome to USDA Rural Development
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
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 the Rural Development web site again soon.
Note: Rural Development is not responsible for the accuracy of the content of
non-Rural Development sites.