The USDA Community Facilities Program supports rural communities by providing financing for the construction, acquisition, or renovation of community facilities or for the purchase of equipment for community facilities. Attend a USDA Community Funding Workshop to see if your project is eligible for USDA assistance.
Workshop Locations & Dates
The Workshops Will Focus On:
- USDA Community Facilities Program overview for funding of community projects.
- Discussion of the Community Facilities application and planning process.
- Resources and partners for community projects.
- Time for attendees to work individually with USDA staff to address specific community needs.
Examples of Essential Community Facilities Include:
- Health care facilities such as hospitals, medical clinics, dental clinics, nursing homes or assisted living facilities.
- Public facilities such as city halls, courthouses, libraries, museums or street improvements.
- Community support services such as child care centers, community centers, fairgrounds or transitional housing.
- Public safety services such as fire departments, police stations, prisons, police vehicles, fire trucks ambulances, warning sirens, storm shelters, public works vehicles or equipment.
- Educational facilities and/or equipment.
- Utility services such as telemedicine or distance learning equipment.
- Local food systems such as community gardens, food pantries, community kitchens, food banks, food hubs or greenhouses.
For more information on the program, visit USDA’s Community Facilities Website.
To Attend a Workshop, RSVP by July 20
Contact Jessica Bowser at 785-271-2701, or by e-mail [email protected] Include the following information in your RSVP: Name, organization, project(s) needing funding, and type of funding you’re interested in.
**Please pass this email along to others in your community that might be interested in attending.
Additional USDA Community Funding Workshops will be held in August through September in other areas of the state.