USDA Community Facilities Guaranteed Loan Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
The Community Facilities Guaranteed Loan Program
guarantees loans from eligible private lenders to help
build essential community facilities in rural areas.
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:
Healthcare facilities: hospitals,
medical clinics, dental clinics, nursing homes, or
assisted living facilities
Public facilities: town halls,
courthouses, airport hangers, or street improvements
Community support services: child care
centers, community centers, fairgrounds, or
Public safety services: fire
departments, police stations, prisons, police vehicles,
fire trucks, public works vehicles, or equipment
Utility services: telemedicine or
distance learning equipment
Local food systems: community gardens,
food pantries, community kitchens, food banks, food
hubs, or greenhouses
Educational services museums,
libraries, or private schools
Private lenders may apply for a loan guarantee on loans
made to an eligible borrower that is unable to obtain the
needed commercial credit on reasonable terms without the
Eligible borrowers include:
- Public bodies
- Community-based nonprofit corporations
- Federally recognized tribes
- Tribes on federal and state reservations
Eligible areas are rural areas with populations of 50,000
residents or less.
Amount of funding
Loan amounts vary, with a maximum amount of $100,000,000.
USDA will guarantee 80% of eligible loans.
Aging and aging-related services · Capital funding · Child care · Clinics · Community and economic development · Food security and nutrition · Healthcare facilities · Hospitals · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Infrastructure · Oral health · Schools
For complete information about funding programs, including your
application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided
for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes
or monitor application status.