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USDA Community Facilities Loan and Grant Program

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 10.766
USDA Rural Development
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

For a list of USDA Rural Development State Offices, see


Community Programs, a division of the Housing and Community Facilities Programs, is part of the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Development mission area. Community Programs administers programs designed to develop essential community facilities for public use in rural areas.

These facilities include schools, libraries, childcare, hospitals, medical clinics, assisted living facilities, fire and rescue stations, police stations, community centers, public buildings and transportation. Community Programs utilizes three flexible financial tools to achieve this goal: the Community Facilities Direct and Guaranteed Loan Program, the Community Facilities Grant Program, and the Rural Community Development Initiative.


Community Programs provides grants to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural areas and towns of up to 20,000 in population. Grants are available to public entities such as municipalities, counties, and special-purpose districts, as well as non-profit corporations and tribal governments.

Loans and guarantees are also available to public entities such as municipalities, counties, and special-purpose districts, as well as to non-profit corporations and tribal governments.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Amount varies. Grants are authorized on a graduated scale. Applicants located in small communities with low populations and low incomes will receive a higher percentage of grants.

Application process

Applications are handled by USDA Rural Development field offices. For a listing of field offices, see

Tagged as
Capital funding, Child care, Community development, Emergency services, Health information technology, Hospitals and clinics, Long-term care, Schools, Telehealth

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RAC does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.