Includes programs that assist communities realize their long-term goals through provision of technical assistance and grants that supports strategic planning and community visioning in order to provide a foundation for economic development. Regionalism Programs.
Community and Economic Development Programs - Assists communities and regions in creating self-sustaining, long-term economic and community development in rural areas through visioning and strategic planning; provides communities seeking information on USDA Rural Development and other federal community and economic development programs; and promotes partnerships at the local and state levels to assist communities in advancing their strategic or economic development plans. Promotes coordinated planning among Rural Development programs to address specific projects in a community or regional strategic plan.
Rural Community Development Initiative - provides technical assistance and training funds to qualified intermediary organizations to develop their capacity to undertake housing, community facilities, and community and economic development projects in rural areas.
Rural Business Opportunity Grants - The RBOG program promotes sustainable economic development in rural communities with exceptional needs through provision of training and technical assistance for business development, entrepreneurs, and economic development officials and to assist with economic development planning.
For other Rural Development Programs, please visit Program & Opportunities.