USDA Rural Development – Agencies & Offices
USDA Rural Development is committed to the future of rural communities. Their role is to increase rural residents' economic opportunities and improve their quality of life. Rural Development forges partnerships with rural communities, funding projects that bring housing, community facilities, utilities, and other services. They also provide technical assistance and financial backing for rural businesses and cooperatives to create quality jobs in rural areas.
USDA Rural Development – Business Programs
Promoting a dynamic business environment in rural America is the goal of Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS), Business Programs (BP). BP works in partnership with the private sector and the community-based organizations to provide financial assistance and business planning. BP helps fund projects that create or preserve quality jobs and/or promote a clean rural environment. The financial resources of RBS BP are often leveraged with those of other public and private credit source lenders to meet business and credit needs in under-served areas. Recipients of these programs may include individuals, corporations, partnerships, cooperatives, public bodies, nonprofit corporations, Indian tribes, and private companies.
USDA Rural Development – Kentucky Office Locations
USDA Kentucky Rural Development is the primary federal provider of assistance to rural areas. Their mission is to promote sustainable rural communities and to assist the residents of those communities improve their quality of life. Rural Development is comprised of three agencies: the Rural Business-Cooperative Service, the Rural Housing Service, and the Rural Utilities Service.
USDA Service Center Agencies Online Services
The Service Center Agencies (SCA) include Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Rural Development. For your convenience we have provided several services online.
USDA Economic Research Service
This agency provides economic facts, research reports, and analyses for critical issues facing farmers, agribusiness, consumers, and policymakers.