USDA Community Facilities Loan and Grant Program
For a list of USDA Rural Development State Offices, see http://www.rd.usda.gov/contact-us/state-offices
The USDA Community Facilities Loan and Grant Program provides loans, grants, and loan guarantees for essential community facilities in rural areas. Priority is given to healthcare, education, and public safety projects. Funds may be used to construct, enlarge, or improve facilities.
Projects that are more typical to receive funding include:
- Health clinics
- Mental health facilities
- Fire houses
- Community centers
- Other community-based initiatives
Applicants can apply for one of three options: 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.
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.
Applications are handled by USDA Rural Development field offices. For a listing of field offices, see http://www.rd.usda.gov/contact-us/state-offices
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.