The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development agency serves as a one-stop-shop for counties seeking assistance in addressing the unique challenges facing rural communities. Rural Development oversees a $516 billion portfolio of grant and loan programs solely dedicated to funding and financing rural projects. They also provide critical technical assistance to ensure solutions are efficient and effective. With so many resources available, it’s often challenging to know where to start! This session will shed light on the resources available and help counties troubleshoot the process for obtaining critical resources.