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Program Overviews

Below are links to PowerPoint presentations providing a broad overview of the programs USDA Rural Development offers.  All documents are in PDF format.
Business & Cooperative Programs (PDF)
Community Programs (PDF)
Multi-Family Housing Programs (PDF)
Single Family Housing (PDF)


Jobs, Economic Development and Sustainable Communities (2/9/10) PDF
       This report is the result of 43 forums on Jobs and Economic Development held in January, 2010.  Nearly 900 Californians

       participated in these roundtables sharing their ideas and recommendations.  We have captured those topics heard most

       frequently in our forums and included them in this final report.

Rural Housing at the Crossroads  (5/11/06) (PDF)

     USDA Rural Development's special white paper Rural Housing at the Crossroads provides background, data and  

     analysis on the difficulties faced in funding and building affordable housing in rural California.

California 2008 Annual Report (PDF)
California 2007 Annual Report (PDF)
California 2006 Annual Report (PDF)
California 2005 Annual Report (PDF)

California 2004 Annual Report (PDF)
California 2003 Annual Report (PDF)
California 2002 Annual Report (PDF)



USDA Rural Development in California offers a variety of loan and grant programs for communities, economic developers, housing organizations, rural businesses, renters and homeowners.  The USDA Rural Development Catalog of Loans, Grants and Technical Assistance is your 12-page guide to programs for businesses and cooperatives, utilities, communities, single- and multi-family housing, and special California initiatives. 

USDA Rural Development Catalog of Loans, Grants and Technical Assistance (PDF)




USDA Rural Development Coloring Book (PDF)


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USDA Rural Development
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430 G Street, Agency 4169
Davis, CA 95616-4169

Phone: (530) 792-5800
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