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Rural Development

USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. Together, America prospers.

Washington, DC

Joined on 18 March, 2010

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Replying to @USDA: We’d like to extend our deepest thanks and gratitude this Thanksgiving to the millions of American farmers, ranchers, and farm wo…

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We’d like to extend our deepest thanks and gratitude this Thanksgiving to the millions of American farmers, ranchers, and farm workers, who work hard to bring us safe and delicious food each day.

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Funding is available through @USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) for renewable energy systems & energy efficiency improvements. Apply for grants by Feb. 1, 2021 & March 31, 2021. Loan guarantees applications accepted year-round. Check it out:

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It's Week in Review time, and if you've been following along, you know what this week was all about. But if you missed anything, take a look back at all of our rural health highlights from the past few days:

⚡️ “National Rural Health Day 2020”

ICYMI: Last week was all about rural health in honor of #NationalRuralHealthDay. Take a look back on all the ways we highlighted it here!

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RD has been helping rural Americans navigate the challenges of COVID-19, & for many that includes questions about mortgage payments. Check out this new video from @CFPB on the 5 steps to ask for mortgage forbearance due to the Coronavirus:

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Replying to @USDA: We've launched AskUSDA to provide a centralized way for our customers to reach out to us!

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We've launched AskUSDA to provide a centralized way for our customers to reach out to us!

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We are flippin' out on this #MainStreetMonday! Mostly because we are featuring the town of Flippin, Arkansas. Located in Marion County, Flippin has a population of 1,355- a little rural hamlet that you can find in the Ozarks in the northern part of the state.

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Good morning! In case you missed it, National Rural Health Day was yesterday, and now you can stay up to date on all of Rural Development’s heath care news by subscribing to our newly launched Rural Health mailing list! Take a look:

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Community health is just as important in rural areas as it is everywhere else, and RD’s Community Facilities program is there to fund projects that promote it. We invest in recreation centers, assisted living facilities, and food banks, like this one here in Hillside, New Jersey

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In the most rural parts of the US, the closest doctor’s office might not be close at all. Luckily, Rural Development is proud to invest in broadband & telemedicine services for these areas, which can help provide the care they need right into their homes #NationalRuralHealthDay

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New blog for National Rural Health Day- let's take a look at the Peabody Home in New Hampshire, which received a $26 million loan from RD’s Community Facilities Program to modernize its services to include independent living, assisted living & memory care:

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Today is the day! Of course we are talking about National Rural Health Day, and ICYMI, Rural Utilities Administrator Chad Rupe recently talked about tech improvements in rural health care for @usda radio. Stay tuned for much more on rural health today!

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New blog alert! Let's take a trip to South Dakota, where Rural Development's Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program (DLT) is making inroads in the state's most rural areas, which are typically hard to reach for people in need of health care:

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Happy Wednesday! Our week of rural health continues. Here is a short radio clip featuring Rural Utilities Service Administrator Chad Rupe, where he talks about how modern communications technology is helping increase health care access in rural areas:

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A special edition of Innovation Matters this time around- as we are focusing on, you guessed it, rural health! Read on to learn more about the latest opportunities RD has available to support rural health care access:

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National Rural Health Day is this Thursday, & all week long we are highlighting RD's commitment to healthcare in rural communities. Take Washington for example, where @usda recently invested $1 million in tele-dentistry infrastructure! Read our latest blog

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When you think about rural health, do you think about access to hospitals and other clinical care facilities? Probably- but what about basic necessities like access to clean water and electricity? That’s where RD’s Utilities programs come in. Learn more:

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Good morning! This Thursday is #NationalRuralHealthDay, but we could never fully emphasize such a critical topic in just one day. So all week long, we will be tweeting about the importance of rural health, and how @usda RD makes rural America a healthier place to work and live!

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Week in Review:

-Wyoming RD now on Twitter: @RD_Wyoming

-@usda Invests $11.3 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Alaska:

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You know it as the home of Grand Teton and Yellowstone- and now, Wyoming is the latest state to join our Rural Development Twitter family! Follow our newest addition at @RD_Wyoming for all the state's RD news and events!

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