United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development

United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development

We are committed to helping improve rural America's economy and quality of life. Through our programs, we help rural Americans in many ways. We offer loans, grants and loan guarantees to help create jobs and support economic development and essential services such as housing, health care, first responder services and equipment, and water, electric, and communications infrastructure.

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.

We help rural residents buy or rent safe, affordable housing and make home health and safety repairs. USDA Rural Development invests in rural America with loan, grant, and loan guarantee programs because we understand a strong community is rooted in its people.

Our commitment and resources to rural communities help drive economic security and prosperity. Our programs expand access to high-speed internet, electricity, and transportation infrastructure and support business growth, healthcare, education, housing, and other community essentials.