USDA Announces Rural Infrastructure Funding

The Department of Agriculture Monday announced it is investing $181 million in 88 projects that will build community infrastructure and facilities in 27 states.

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett made the announcement during a forum co-sponsored by the National Association of Counties and the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation. She called infrastructure the “foundation for quality of life and economic opportunity in small towns.”

The funding from USDA comes through the Community Facilities Direct Loan Program. The funding helps rural areas make infrastructure improvements and provide essential facilities such as schools, libraries and day care centers. Find a list of projects being funded at www.rd.usda.gov.