Home Owner Programs
Federal Programs from Rural Development
The Office of Rural Development, within the Department of Agriculture, works to improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. Through its programs, we touch rural America in many ways.
Financial programs support public facilities and services such as water and sewer systems, housing, health clinics, emergency service facilities and electric and telephone service. The Office promotes economic development by supporting loans to businesses through banks , credit unions and community-managed lending pools.
Value-Added Producer GrantsRural Development
To assist eligible independent agricultural commodity producers, agriculture producer groups, farmer and rancher cooperatives, and majority-controlled producer-based businesses in developing strategie...more
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