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USDA Investing $222 Million to Build and Improve Critical Community Facilities

Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 -- 9:00 AM

United States Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small announced that USDA is investing $222 million to build and improve critical community facilities in 44 states (including Wisconsin), Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and Puerto Rico.

This community infrastructure funding will benefit nearly 2.5 million people in rural communities. It also includes $132 million to support health care, food security, and emergency response services for more than 850,000 rural residents in 37 states.

USDA is investing in 536 projects through the Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program. The assistance will fund essential community services that will help keep rural America resilient in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The projects will finance emergency response vehicles and equipment; build or improve hospitals and clinics; and combat food insecurity.


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