Welcome From USDA Rural Development
State Director, Dr. Basil I. Gooden
Welcome to the U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA) - Rural Development for the Commonwealth of Virginia website.
While Virginia is rich in heritage, history, and natural resources,
our greatest resource is our people.
From our small towns, country roads,
winding rivers and majestic mountains, rural Virginia provides a
wealth of wonderment and opportunities for families to live, work
and do business. USDA-RD is here to serve these families and
USDA-RD assists in building vibrant, sustainable communities by
financing projects essential to improving the quality of life and
environment. Through USDA-RD, funding is available for job creation,
business development, essential community facilities, basic
infrastructure and affordable housing.
In 2013, USDA-RD invested more than $1.3 billion into housing,
community and economic development projects throughout Virginia.
Please take the time to explore our website to learn about our
specific USDA-RD programs.
Chances are, we have a program to address your need.
Again, thanks for visiting and we welcome the opportunity to
assist the citizens of our great Commonwealth.
Click here to view the State Director's BIO