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Rural and Community Development
 Single Family Housing Financing
USDA's Rural Housing programs provides homeownership, renovation and repair opportunities to rural Americans.
 Multi-Family Housing Financing
USDA's Rural Housing program also provides financing to support the development and rental of multi-family-housing units.
 Infrastructure Financing
Rural communities need modern infrastructure to be safe, healthy, economically viable places to live and work. USDA's Rural Utilities Service provides financing to build, modernizing, maintain and repair electric, telecommunications and water infrastructure.
 Community Facilities Financing
Rural Development provides funding for essential community facilities - health clinics, schools, libraries child care centers, emergency services vehicles and equipment - in rural areas and towns of up to 20,000 people.
 Rural Energy Financing
USDA provides loan guarantees, loans and grants to agricultural producers, businesses, cooperatives and rural residents for renewable energy systems and to make energy efficiency improvements.
 Eligibility/Contacts - Rural Development In Your State
To learn about eligibility, and for details on how to apply, contact your local Rural Development state office.

USDA Results
USDA Results: Rural Development

Learn more about USDA's work in Rural Development in this fact sheet which documents some of our most significant accomplishments of the past three years. To read about more of our results, visit

 Rural America At a Glance
 Rural Development's 2012 Progress Report
 Rural Cooperative Research Reports
 Promoting Tourism in Rural America
 Profiles of America, Demographic Builder