Online Resource Database
Most resources in the ORD are available to CDFA members only. CDFA members should login with their CDFA Account at the top of the page to access the full set of resources. Non-members are encouraged to join CDFA today
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e-Connectivity at USDA: Broadband Resources for Rural America
This toolkit presents USDA programs and resources that support broadband e-Connectivity. It aims to help customers navigate the agencies within USDA to find the opportunity that best fulfills their connectivity needs. From grants and loans, to...
Financing Local & Regional Food EnterprisesMembers only Login
James Barham, Rural Business-Cooperative Service - USDA Rural Development, covers the role of USDA and Rural Development, stages of business development and capital stacking, financing food enterprises example, and USDA resources to support local...
Community Facilities ProgramsMembers only Login
Terence McGhee from the U.S. Department of Agriculture covers the Community Facilities Programs including the requirements, types of projects, and types of products available through the program.
Revolving Loan Funds - USDAMembers only Login
Kristi Kubista-Hovis of the U.S. Department of Agriculture details the many forms of capital available from USDA that can be used to capitalize revolving loan funds and how one can apply for these sources.
Community Facilities Infrastructure Toolkit Webinar
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released the Community Facilities Infrastructure Toolkit, a technical document co-authored by CDFA. This publication is designed for organizations and community leaders to better understand the complex...
Community Facilities Infrastructure Toolkit
The Community Facilities Infrastructure Toolkit can be used as a guide to help organizations and community leaders better understand the complex process that is required to successfully develop and construct a new facility. The Toolkit outlines the...
Federal Loan Programs OverviewMembers only Login
The SBA 7(a), SBA 504, and USDA Business & Industry (B&I) loan programs are compared in this presentation prepared by Sherwood Robbins of South Eastern Economic Development Company of Pennsylvania.
USDA Rural Development 2015 Progress ReportMembers only Login
The USDA Rural Development 2015 Progress Report details the tangible results across rural America that stemmed from investments by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development team in local businesses, community infrastructure,...
Unlocking the Development Finance Toolbox in Rural America
The Rural Financing Best Practices by CDFA explores how rural communities can leverage a wide range of tools and approaches to build on their assets, protect their resources, and make strategic investments that offer long-term benefits for residents...