News Release
Release No.STELPRD4018523
ContactDarin Leach515-284-4747
Agency Programs Continuing to Use 2000 Census Data Through End of March
Des Moines, Iowa, Oct 05, 2012 --

@@Bill Menner, USDA Rural Development State Director in Iowa, today said that USDA Rural Development will begin using 2010 census data for program purposes beginning on March 27, 2013.

Until that date, and unless specifically directed otherwise, USDA Rural Development programs will use data from the 2000 census for program purposes.

To view Administrative Notice 4679 outlining USDA’s implementation of the 2010 census data four Rural Development programs please click here.

USDA Rural Development has 11 offices across the state to serve the 1.7 million Iowans living in rural communities and areas.  Office locations include a State Office in Des Moines, along with Area Offices in Albia, Atlantic, Humboldt, Indianola, Iowa Falls, Le Mars, Mount Pleasant, Storm Lake, Tipton and Waverly.

Further information on programs available through USDA Rural Development is available by calling (515) 284-4663 or by visiting the agency’s web site at

USDA Rural Development is an equal opportunity lender with a variety of grant and direct and guaranteed loan programs for single and multi-family housing, community facilities, water and sewer development and business and industry programs.

President Obama’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the President’s leadership, these investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way – strengthening America’s economy, small towns and rural communities. USDA’s investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values. President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack are committed to a smarter use of Federal resources to foster sustainable economic prosperity and ensure the government is a strong partner for businesses, entrepreneurs and working families in rural communities.

USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has an active portfolio of more than $172 billion in loans and loan guarantees. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.

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