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 communities.

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.


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