Success Stories

Bluff View Senior Living

A Safe Place to Live

Rental rates in North Texas continue to climb.  Housing costs are through the roof….literally.  But Crandall, Texas might be the place to move for senior living in Kaufman County thanks to the newly constructed Bluff View Senior Village.  This project is located just off of Highway 175.  The… more

Eureka Hospital photo

New Look, Same Tradition of Care for Eureka Community Health Services Avera

A new facility has been built to house the hospital, clinic, and assisted living facility in Eureka, South Dakota in order to continue to provide different levels of healthcare services for this rural community of 848 residents and surrounding rural area.

The new one-level facility… more

Wilmot Care Cente photo

Providing Care Close to Home in a Rural South Dakota Community

As many communities have experienced the loss of assisted living and nursing home facilities over the past 3-5 years, the Wilmot Care Center has found a way to help with the growing need for elderly care in their small, rural community in northeast South Dakota located in Roberts County, with a… more

Tribal elders Mary and Abbie Van Pelt were able to have their roof re-paired with help from a USDA grant.

Repairs Improve the Safety of Tribal Elders’ Homes

Every time the south winds blew through the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR), Mary and Abbie Van Pelt had problems with their roof. Each time, Abbie would climb on the roof to try and fix the issue.

Hernandez Homeownership

Pursuing Dreams through Partnerships


Yaramis (Yara) Ramos Hernandez a single mother from Cuba who recently achieved U.S. Citi-zenship last December. Responsible for both her 9 year-old daughter and elderly mother, Yara reached out to Pinnacle Bank, long-time lending partner of USDA Rural Development, to learn more about… more

Healthy Families clinic, Chatsworth, Ga

Healthy Families, Chatsworth Adds Pediatric Care, Doubles Patient Visits

Healthy Families, Chatsworth is a community-based Federally Qualified Health Center providing health care services in an underserved area of rural north Georgia. 

Precision Prefinishing installed energy-efficient lighting at its Harrisburg facility with help from a USDA grant.

A Rural Business is Reaping the Rewards of Increased Energy Efficiency

Precision Prefinishing may be a small business, but it needs a large space to conduct its work of custom finishing panels for cabinets, siding, and other construction products. Its 130,000-square-foot facility in the rural town of Harrisburg in western Oregon was lit with florescent lights,… more

Danimer Scientific skilled workforce

Biotechnology Creating Jobs and Sustainable Solutions to Plastic Pollution

Petroleum-based plastics are the topic of increasing environmental concerns and legislative pressure for dumping of non-biodegradable plastics in landfills and the increasing costs of petroleum.  Out of concern for the environment, Danimer Scientific… more

Loader Equipment

New Equipment Provides Much Needed Service to Rural Community of 85 Residents

Davis is a town located in Turner County, South Dakota.  It got its name from a first settler back in 1893. 

The community needed equipment to assist with year-round street maintenance and winter snow removal.  The lone piece of equipment presently owned by the town was unable to meet… more

A bride holds a floral arrangement made by 3 Porch Farm, an fusion of artistic expression and natural rhythms

Walking on Sunshine at 3 Porch Farm

Tucked away in Comer, Georgia is 3 Porch Farm, a sustainably-grown flower and fruit farm owned and managed by Steve and Mandy O’Shea. They specialize in delighting locals at the farmers markets in Atlanta and Marietta and Athens, Georgia with a… more