State Director

Welcome From Louisiana State Director Clarence W. Hawkins

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Louisiana USDA Rural Development website. The diverse heritages, cultures, traditions, and people make Louisiana a unique and interesting place to live, work, and own a business. USDA Rural Development's mission is to improve the quality of life for rural Americans. Through our agency services, we can assist rural Louisiana communities with funding opportunities through our Business and Cooperative Programs, Housing Programs, and Community Programs. I share USDA Rural Development's commitment to keeping rural Louisiana the best place to have access to safe and affordable housing, owning or expanding a business, and quality essential community facilities. Please continue exploring our site to learn more about USDA Rural Development and how we can help you.

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