Funding guide

USDA - Rural Housing Service - Community Facilities - RHS, CF, Direct Loan and Grant Program


Broadband Funding Guide

Department of Agriculture


Federal Agency

Rural Housing Service - Community Facilities

Agency Overview

Rural Housing Service offers a variety of programs to build or improve housing and essential community facilities in rural areas. RHS offer loans, grants and loan guarantees for single- and multi-family housing, child care centers, fire and police stations, hospitals, libraries, nursing homes, schools, first responder vehicles and equipment, housing for farm laborers and much more.

Program Name

Rural Housing Service (RHS) Community Facilities (CF) Direct Loan and Grant Program

Program Overview

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.

Program Purpose
  • Public Computer Access
Eligible Recipients
  • Libraries
  • K-12 Schools
  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Public Safety Entities
  • State and Local Governments
  • Tribal Entities
  • Non-Profit Organizations

Agency Contact

Martha Torrez, Director
Martha.Torrez@wdc.usda.gov
(202) 720-1500

Funding Type

Loan and Grant

FY2018 Funding Amount

$2,830,000,000

FY2019 Funding Amount

$2,800,000,000 (Loan) $30,000,000 (Grant)