Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program U.S. Department of Agriculture - Due December 31
Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture -- Due December 31
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.
Eligible borrowers include:
- Public bodies
- Community-based non-profit corporations
- Federally-recognized Tribes
What is an eligible area?
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.
How may funds be used?
Funds can be used to purchase, construct, and / or improve essential community facilities,
purchase equipment and pay related project expenses.
Examples of essential community facilities include:
â—ÂÂÂÂÂÂ Health care facilities such as hospitals, medical clinics, dental clinics, nursing homes or
assisted living facilities
â—ÂÂÂÂÂÂ Public facilities such as town halls, courthouses, airport hangars or street improvements
â—ÂÂÂÂÂÂ Community support services such as child care centers, community centers, fairgrounds
or transitional housing
â—ÂÂÂÂÂÂ Public safety services such as fire departments, police stations, prisons, police vehicles,
fire trucks, public works vehicles or equipment
â—ÂÂÂÂÂÂ Educational services such as museums, libraries or private schools
â—ÂÂÂÂÂÂ Utility services such as telemedicine or distance learning equipment
â—ÂÂÂÂÂÂ Local food systems such as community gardens, food pantries, community kitchens,
food banks, food hubs or greenhouses.