A sustainable rural community depends on several factors. There must be adequate housing for residents, a reliable source of potable water, an adequate system for waste disposal, a supply of reliable employment opportunities and a range of community facilities to serve the residents. Rural Development's Community Facilities programs provide funding for facilities such as health care clinics, police and fire stations and equipment, adult and child day care centers, libraries, public administration buildings and schools.
- The Direct and Guaranteed Loan Program offers loans and loan guarantees to develop essential community facilities in rural areas and towns of up to 20,000 in population. Loans and guarantees are available to public entities such as municipalities, counties, parishes, boroughs, special-purpose districts and non-profit corporations.
- Grants are available to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural areas and towns of up to 20,000 in population. Applicants located in small communities with low populations and low incomes will receive a higher percentage of grants. Grants are available to public entities such as municipalities, counties, parishes, boroughs, and special-purpose districts, as well as non-profit corporations and tribal governments.
- The Rural Community Development Initiative develops the capacity and ability of private, nonprofit community-based housing and community development organizations, and low-income rural communities to improve housing, community facilities, community and economic development projects in rural areas.
For more information on Rural Development's Community Facilities loan, loan guarantee and grant programs, click here.
State Office Contacts
Vernon Brown, Program Director
771 Corporate Drive Ste 200
Lexington, KY 40503
Robert Dunn, Loan Specialist
Anthony Hollinsworth, Loan Specialist