USDA Rural Development Business and Cooperative Loan Assistance

USDA Rural Development Business and Cooperative Loan Assistance

For additional information on USDA Rural Development programs please visit http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/RD_Loans.html or contact the Alexandria, MN office.

S. John Strand
Area Specialist
Phone: (320) 763-3191
John.Strand@mn.usda.gov

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What does this program do? This program bolsters the existing private credit structure through the guaranteeing of loans for rural businesses, allowing private lenders to extend more credit than they would...
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Category: Federal Programs, Loans, USDA Rural Development

The RUS Electric Program can provide loans and loan guarantees to energy project developers for distributed energy projects including renewables that provide wholesale or retail electricity to existing Electric Program...
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Category: Federal Programs, Loans, USDA Rural Development

What does this program do? RBDG is a competitive grant designed to support targeted technical assistance, training and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private...
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Category: Federal Programs, Grants, USDA Rural Development

The Rural Economic Development Loan (REDL) and Grant (REDG) programs provide funding to rural projects through local utility organizations.  Under the REDLoan program, USDA provides zero interest loans to local...
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Category: Federal Programs, Loans, Grants, USDA Rural Development

What does this program do? Provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to purchase or install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements. Who...
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Category: Federal Programs, Grants, Loans, USDA Rural Development

This program provides financing for the construction, maintenance, improvement and expansion of telephone service and broadband in rural areas. For more information on other programs administered by RUS Telecommunications please...
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Category: Federal Programs, Loans, USDA Rural Development, Utilities



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TCDC RLF funds provide additional access to capital for new and emerging small businesses where traditional sources of funding are unavailable or limited.  Strong consideration is given to value added agricultural manufacturing, technology, commercial/industrial and product manufacturing businesses that retain or create quality jobs.