Community Facilities


Fire Truck funded by USDA Rural Development

The newly opened TAUNY Center (pictured above) received assistance through Rural Development's Community Facilities Loan/Grant Program


Community Facilities (CF) Programs help rural communities by providing loans and grants for essential community facilities. We provide funding for fire and police stations, emergency vehicles, hospitals, libraries, nursing homes, schools, community centers, public buildings, childcare centers as well as other community-based initiatives. The CF Program can make and guarantee loans to develop essential community facilities in rural areas and towns of up to 20,000 in population. Loans, grants and guarantees are available to public entities such as municipalities, counties and special-purpose districts, as well as to non-profit corporations and tribal governments. Grants are authorized on a graduated scale. Applicants located in small communities with low populations and low incomes will receive a higher percentage of grants.

During the past five years, USDA Rural Development in New York has invested more than $82 Million to help communities with community facility projects.


Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program

Community Facilities Fact Sheet

Community Facilities Pre-Application Package

Community Facilities 1942-A Regulations


Other Community Facilities Programs

Community Facilities Guaranteed Loan Program

Rural Community Development Initiative Program


General Information

Find your local office

Environmental Information

Architectural and Construction Documents


Community Facilities Program Staff

Titus Falkenburg, P.E., Program Director
441 S. Salina St., Suite 357, Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 477-6465 | Fax: (315) 477-6448

Gail Giannotta, CF Specialist
441 S. Salina St., Suite 357, Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 477-6429 | Fax: (315) 477-6468

Tracy Sigouin, CP Specialist
21168 NYS Route 232, Watertown, NY 13601
Phone: (315) 782-7289 x132 | Fax: (315) 788-2454

Brenda McKeown, CP Specialist
3037 County Road 10, Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone: (585) 394-0525 x107 | Fax: (585) 394-8367

Brenda Smith, CP Specialist
1 North Main St., Cortland, New York 13045
Phone (315) 350-1310 | Fax (607) 753-3190

Madeline Crowe, Environmental Protection Specialist
441 S. Salina St., Suite 357, Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 477-6432 | Fax: (315) 477-6448

Kim Peden, R.A., State Architect
441 S. Salina St., Suite 357, Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: (315) 477-6472 | Fax: (315) 477-6468