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  • Jodie Alexander

USDA Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program Now Open for Applications

Opportunity Title:

Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program




This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. 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:

  • Health care facilities such as hospitals, medical clinics, dental clinics, nursing homes or assisted living facilities

  • Public facilities such as town halls, courthouses, airport hangars or street improvements

  • Community support services such as child care centers, community centers, fairgrounds or transitional housing

  • Public safety services such as fire departments, police stations, prisons, police vehicles, fire trucks, public works vehicles or equipment

  • Educational services such as museums, libraries or private schools

  • Utility services such as telemedicine or distance learning equipment

  • Local food systems such as community gardens, food pantries, community kitchens, food banks, food hubs or greenhouses

See state-specific requirements on the Program Info Page.


Eligible borrowers include:

  • Public bodies

  • Community-based non-profit corporations

  • Federally-recognized Tribes

Rural areas including cities, villages, townships and towns including Federally Recognized Tribal Lands with no more than 20,000 residents according to the latest U.S. Census Data are eligible for this program.



Grant Management Associates has years of experience with opportunities like this one. Contact us today for a consultation.

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