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Search Results: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)
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The Rural Center
Barry Ryan discusses what The Rural Center is doing to support rural economic development in North Carolina.
Harvesting Opportunity: The Power of Regional Food Investments to Transform Communities
Debra Tropp from the USDA introduces a new publication from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and USDA entitled Harvesting Opportunities: The Power of Regional Food Systems Investments to...
Rural Development and Small Town Approaches to Access to Capital - Environmental Infrastructure FundingMembers only Login
Urban communities like Cleveland and Cincinnati are not the only places looking for help to fund economic development. Ohio is filled with rural communities and small towns that are also in need of financing strategies. These areas face unique...
State and Federal Development Finance Programs-USDAMembers only Login
Industry experts from around the state and from various federal agencies will discuss development finance programs and their potential to spur job creation and growth in the economic development industry.
Financing Programs to Support Rural Development- USDAMembers only Login
Urban communities like Atlanta and Savannah are not the only places looking for help to fund economic development. Georgia is filled with rural communities and small towns that are also in need of financing strategies. These areas face unique...
USDA Programs in the Local Food Supply ChainMembers only Login
This chart from the USDA outlines the current federal financing programs which are available for each segment of the local food supply chain.
SC Legislative UpdateMembers only Login
Sara Hazzard with SCEDA and Tushar Chikhliker with Nexsen Pruet discuss the latest legislative updates in South Carolina. What development finance topics are being discussed in the statehouse? Is there recent legislation that will have an impact on...
USDA Food System Audio InterviewsMembers only Login
Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan looks back at the start of the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food initiative and discusses building local food systems into the USDA culture. David Deloach, owner of Freshfields, talks about operating locally grown...
New Markets, New Opportunities: Strengthening Local Food Systems and Organic AgricultureMembers only Login
The significant and transformative investments USDA has made in rural America since 2009 have strengthened our nation’s economy, our small towns and our rural communities. Today, two-thirds of rural counties have demonstrated job growth and...
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Rural Development: Community Facility LoanMembers only Login
Lorraine Werner, Rural Development Community Programs Director of USDA, discusses the redevelopment finance of a hospital, the South Big Horn Hospital, in rural Wyoming.
USDA's Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)Members only Login
Steve Gerrish from the U.S. Department of Agriculture talks about the USDA REAP program which offers loans and grants for farmers and rural small businesses for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
Financing Improvements for Energy Efficiency in Ohio - Current TrendsMembers only Login
Energy development is the fastest growing area of development finance nationwide. Caleb Bell (Bricker & Eckler LLP) discuss the financing mechanisms behind energy efficiency loans and bonds in Ohio.
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...
Financing Sources from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Members only Login
Greg Batson from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Missouri explains some of the financing programs available through the USDA.
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.
State & Federal Financing ProgramsMembers only Login
Naomi Lenz (USDA) discusses the USDA's programs related to rural development, housing, community facilities, utilities, energy, and more.
USDA Rural Development Multi-Family Housing ReportMembers only Login
Rural Development (RD) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a report outlining the costs to maintain and upgrade the Rural Housing Services’ (RHS’s) inventory of 14,650 multifamily housing properties. The Comprehensive Property Assessment...
The Economics of Local Food Systems
This Toolkit reflects the intention of the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service to expand its current role as a technical assistance provider to food system practitioners, economic developers, and community stakeholdersThis Toolkit is designed to...
Water Infrastructure Investment Needs in MichiganMembers only Login
Public Sector Consultants Inc. conducted a report for MITA to study Michigan's Water Infrastructure Investment Needs. The results of the study provide important information that is worth evaluating as the state works to resolve the rising...
Public Private Partnership Meeting OverviewMembers only Login
Joseph Ben-Israel, Assistant Deputy Administrator for Community Facilities, discusses the mission, programs, portfolio, and P3 initiative of Community Facilities.
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 Program OpeningMembers only Login
Rich Davis, Deputy Administrator, Community Facilities Programs, opens the webinar by providing an overview of the Community Facilities Program portfolio.
Community Infrastructure ToolkitMembers only Login
Terence McGhee, Community Facilities Regional Coordinator, USDA, overviews the recently published Community Facilities Infrastructure Toolkit.
Community Facilities ProgramsMembers only Login
Martha Torrez, Director of Direct Loan/Grant Division, USDA, overviews the Community Facilities Programs and portfolio in detail.
Community Infrastructure Tool KitMembers only Login
Terence McGhee, Community Facilities Regional Coordinator, USDA, overviews the recently published Community Facilities Infrastructure Toolkit.
Community Facilities Infrastructure Toolkit Webinar - Rural Development Staff
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. This webinar is designed...
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...
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...
Rural Development Financing in CaliforniaMembers only Login
The USDA's State Director of California, Janice Waddell, examines various best practices used in financing rural development throughout the state.
Investing in Local Food SystemsMembers only Login
Karen Rich, Program Director for the USDA, gives a comprehensive look at local food system investment practices.
Rural Healthcare Financing in South CarolinaMembers only Login
Graham Adams, CEO of South Carolina's Office of Rural Health, discusses the litany of financing tools available to rural health care facilities and communities.
Sustainable Finance Solutions for Rural InfrastructureMembers only Login
Hunter Hook, Vice President of CoBank, dissects general challenges and broad solutions to financing rural infrastructure projects, such as waste water and community facilities.
The Ripple Effect
Impact Seven in Wisconsin provides a review of their success as a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), SBA and USDA loan programs manager, venture capitalist, and part-owner of a community development bank.
RLF ManagementMembers only Login
Mike O'Donnell with the Colorado Lending Source shares how their agency manages their revolving loan funds, siting a few case study examples.
CDFA USDA Rural Development Finance Training Series: Rural Rebirth through FinanceMembers only Login
As part of the CDFA & USDA Rural Development Finance Partnership, CDFA is providing a four-part training series for USDA field staff. These four courses are focused on the Fundamentals of Development Finance, Food Systems Finance, Infrastructure...
Revolving Loan Funds: USDAMembers only Login
Kristi Kubista-Hovis of the U.S. Department of Agriculture details the many forms of capital available from the agency that can be used to capitalize revolving loan funds and how one can apply for these sources.
An Introduction to New Markets Tax CreditsMembers only Login
Reynold Roeder, CEO or Roeder & Company LLC provides an overview of the Federal New Markets Tax Credit Program, the leveraged structure, and utilizing USDA and NMTC financing.
Regional Innovation Strategies ProgramMembers only Login
This webinar by the EDA’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE) discusses the Regional Innovation Strategies Program competition to spur innovation capacity-building activities in regions across the nation.
USDA B&I ProgramMembers only Login
Emmett Kelly of Frost Brown Todd, LLC discusses USDA's Business & Industry Loan Guarantee Program.
Sizing the DealMembers only Login
Bob Swanger of Stern Brothers & Co. discusses the many items to consider when in the process of structuring a bond deal.
Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food, Know Your FundingMembers only Login
USDA Rural Development State Director, Colleen Callahan, presents about food systems and the programs and grants to fund successful food systems in rural America. One of the main programs available is called "Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food."
Rural Development MissionMembers only Login
USDA Rural Development Missouri State Director, Janie Dunning, speaks about community economic development, local foods, and bio-economy in the context of rural development in Missouri and the programs, tools, and financial assistance available to...
Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)Members only Login
Steve Gerrish, Business Program Specialist, with the USDA Rural Development presents the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) and its availability for renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements.
Financing Solutions for Rural BusinessesMembers only Login
Bruce Nuzum expertly details the various financing options for rural businesses including options from USDA, federal tools, and a few case studies.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 Loan ProgramMembers only Login
The SBA 504 Loan Program along with other rural business finance options is presented by Mindy Murray of RMI.
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