Rural Development is Open for Business!

We’re here to help those affected by COVID-19. USDA Rural Development will use all available program flexibilities and contingencies to serve our customers across all of our programs.

USDA Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. Through our programs, we help rural Americans in many ways. Together, America Prospers.

Current Publications

Tribal Toolkit
Collaborating for Prosperity with American Indians and Alaska Natives;

Rural Development Brochures - View all
Learn how USDA Rural Development programs can help you and your rural community 

Fact Sheets- View all
These are printable, interactive versions of the Program 101 tabs for each of the programs offered by USDA Rural Development.

Regulations & Guidelines - View all
All Federal regulations can be found at Regulations.gov

Reports - View all

 

Resources

Check Eligibility

This site is used to evaluate the likelihood that a potential applicant would be eligible for program assistance. In order to be eligible for many USDA loans, household income must meet certain guidelines.
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Lender Portal

This innovative resource allows for electronic reporting by lenders to Rural Development's agencies, including the Rural Business-Cooperative Service, the Rural Utilities Service, and the Rural Housing Service.
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Home Loan Servicing

As a part of USDA Rural Development, our mission is to be a cost-effective service provider that strives to help homeowners and their families remain successful homeowners throughout the term of the loan.
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Local Offices

USDA Service Centers are designed to be a single location where customers can access the services provided by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Rural Development agencies.
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Rural Development Multimedia

USDA Assistance for Small Scale Meat Processing

This webinar provides information on USDA resources available for small scale meat processors from both the Food Safety and Inspection Service and Rural Development agencies. This webinar was originally recorded on July 28, 2020.