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Wisconsin

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To increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for all rural Americans.

Welcome to USDA Rural Development Wisconsin. We are committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural Wisconsin. Through our programs, we touch rural America in many ways.

Our financial programs support such essential public facilities and services as water and sewer systems, housing, health clinics, emergency service facilities and electric and telephone service. We promote economic development by supporting loans to businesses through banks, credit unions and community-managed lending pools. We offer technical assistance and information to help agricultural producers and cooperatives get started and improve the effectiveness of their operations. We provide technical assistance to help communities undertake community empowerment programs.

USDA Rural Development Wisconsin brought nearly $828 million back into the state in 2012 – funding that assisted rural communities and individuals in a variety of ways to finance and foster growth in homeownership, business development, and critical community and technological infrastructures.

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USDA Makes Payments to Support Production of Advanced Biofuel
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USDA Announces Investments to Expand Distance Learning and Telemedicine Opportunities in Rural Areas
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Motel’s Energy Improvements in Northeast Wisconsin Drives Down Costs
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Agriculture Secretary Announces Electric System Improvements in 25 States
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Central Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Announces Investment to Support A Local Community
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RD-SFH-Eligibility-NoticeChanges to the housing eligible areas map based on 2010 Census data scheduled to take effect 1/15/14, have been postponed to 10/1/14 by passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014. View "Future Eligible Areas".
Complete applications received before October 1, 2014, will continue to use rural area definitions based on 2000 Census data.
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WI_Federal_Resources_GuideFederal Resources for Sustainable Rural Communities Guide
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