Resource Details

Arts & Culture

Rural Arts Development

The program will develop local rural arts activities.


Applicants should focus upon serving artists within their community.

Top Benefits

  • Help organize within rural communities
  • Help develop arts activities within rural communities
  • Help finance rural arts activities

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    USDA Funding Eligibility Map

    U.S. Department of Agriculture

    USDA's mapping tool that allows the user to determine if their project is in an eligible area for funding.

  • Agriculture, Arts & Culture, Business, Child Care, Economic Development, Parks & Outdoor Recreation, Workforce

    USDA Resource Guides

    U.S. Department of Agriculture

    List of resource guides from USDA

  • Agriculture, Arts & Culture, Business, Economic Development, Parks & Outdoor Recreation

    Rural Development: Key Priorities

    U.S. Department of Agriculture

    Priority Points, also referred to as discretionary points, are additional points added to an established scoring criterion that USDA Rural Development uses to help determine which projects qualify for funding. Awarding extra points (i.e. priority points) raises a project’s score, which in turn improves the chances of a project being scored high enough to warrant a funding award. The flexibility related to these kinds of points varies, depending on regulations language.