The Office of Community Development (OCD) administers rural community
development programs within USDA Rural Development.
Each program and initiative promotes self-sustaining, long term economic
and community development in rural areas. OCD
also offers community development technical assistance at the local level.
Typical Community Development Services we can assist with:
technical assistance to local communities and citizen groups in strategic
plan development, partnership building, and leadership development.
programs that demonstrate effective methods of building vital rural
information about effective rural community and economic development
strategies and methods.
networking among rural communities and rural development practitioners.
all USDA Rural Development programs as well as encouraging cooperation and
networking with local, state, and other federal agency programs.
training, team building and capacity building to rural communities.
Help remove barriers to development within a community by acting as
facilitator and providing training and guidance regarding strategic
planning, benchmarking and funding issues.
For more information on programs and resources available through the Office of
Community Development, check out the
National Office of Community Development
USDA Rural Development is an Equal Opportunity Lender, Provider and
Complaints of Discrimination should be sent to:
USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Washington D.C. 20250-9410
January 06, 2005