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Rural Development: Key Priorities

USDA Rural Development is incorporating key Biden-Harris Administration priorities into program scoring and associated funding announcements beginning with the fiscal year (FY) 2022 funding announcements. Many USDA Rural Development grant and technical assistance programs have the potential to support rural communities’ economic development effort and maintain and improve a healthy rural population by leveraging funding assistance to key Administration priorities.

Related Resources

  • Economic Development, Housing, Other

    Rural Community Development Initiative Grants

    U.S. Department of Agriculture

    RCDI grants are awarded to help non-profit housing and community development organizations, low-income rural communities and federally recognized tribes support housing, community facilities and community and economic development projects in rural areas.

  • Agriculture, Energy, Sustainability

    Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants

    U.S. Department of Agriculture

    The program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements. Agricultural producers may also apply for new energy efficient equipment and new system loans for agricultural production and processing.

  • Business, Economic Development, Start-Up & Entrepreneur, Workforce

    Rural Economic Development Loan & Grant Program

    U.S. Department of Agriculture

    The Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant program provides funding for rural projects through local utility organizations.