United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development - US Department of Agriculture grants and loans to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and Tribes located in rural areas to support the development of community facilities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several days to complete. Eligible uses of funds include constructing, purchasing, and enhancing public and essential community facilities, as well as purchasing equipment and paying related project expenses.
An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings.
Examples of essential community facilities include:
Funding priority is determined according to a point system based on population, median household income: