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USDA Programs in the Local Food Supply Chain
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is committed to supporting robust regional food economies across the food chain. This graphic is designed to be a guide for which programs are best suited for different parts of the supply chain.
COVID-19: Comprehensive Recovery Strategy
Based on the input of our 500+ members, CDFA has developed a set of policy proposals that would allow state and local governments, through development finance agencies, to be immediate problem solvers that can help alleviate the extreme economic...
California Rural Infrastructure Finance Guidebook
CALED knows from its work supporting economic development throughout California that infrastructure financing is a challenge for many rural communities. CALED collaborated with CDFA to develop this guidebook to meet the need for a resource to help...
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...