Rural Business-Cooperative Service

Administrator of the Rural Business-Cooperative Service

USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service offers programs to help businesses grow as well as job training for people living in rural areas. 

Our programs help provide the capital, training, education and entrepreneurial skills that can help those living in rural areas start and grow businesses or find jobs in agricultural markets and in the bio-based economy. USDA and our public and private partners are connecting rural residents to the global economy by:

  1. Supporting business growth and development.
  2. Assisting with creating wealth and supporting rural America.
  3. Improving the effectiveness of programs serving cooperatives
  4. Creating and keeping jobs through recreation as well as restoring, conserving and managing rural America’s natural resources.
  5. Bringing fast internet to more homes and businesses.

These investments support America’s long-term prosperity by ensuring that our rural communities are able to take care of themselves, grow and prosper.

Please browse through this site for information about programs and services to help you and your community create and grow local businesses. Thank you for visiting. 

Contacts

Administrator's Office
USDA Rural Development
Rural Business-Cooperative Service
1400 Independence Ave. SW, Rm 5803-S STOP 3201
Washington, DC 20250-3201
(202) 690-4730; (f) 202-690-4737

Program Processing Division
Underwriting Branch
Servicing Branch

Program Management Division
Direct Programs Branch
Intermediary Programs Branch

Business Development Division Cooperative Services Branch