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USDA Rural Development programs available for business development

USDA Rural Development helps local governments, cooperatives and utility districts finance essential public infrastructure like reliable drinking water, wastewater and solid waste management, Telecommunications and Electricity.

Printable Guide to Water & Other Utility Programs

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Resources for Water & Waste Disposal:

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Telecom, Broadband & Electric Infrastructure:

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System for Award Management (

SAM is the new streamlined reporting system for USDA and other federal agencies. The consolidated system simplifies the process for loan and grant recipients and makes project tracking more transparent.NOTE: Individuals applying for a home loan do NOT use

SAM replaces the following systems: Central Contractor Registration (CCR), Federal Agency Registration (FedReg), Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA), and the Excluded Parties List.

More information is at and frequently Asked Questions/Quick Start

The web addresses for legacy systems will also automatically redirect users to