Rural Development

Many USDA Rural Development grant and technical assistance programs have the potential to support rural communities’ economic development effort and maintain and improve a healthy rural population by leveraging funding assistance to key Administration priorities.

These priorities build upon RD’s continuing commitment to serving traditionally underserved and economically challenged rural areas, such as Persistent Poverty Counties. Many RD programs will have a funding set-aside for areas of persistent poverty. These programs will be identified on the Priority Points Program Chart.

USDA Rural Development has identified three key priorities that will provide a pathway to facilitate economic growth for all rural Americans and is encouraging Applicants to consider projects that will advance the following three key priorities.

  • Assist Rural communities recover economically from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly disadvantaged communities.
  • Ensuring all rural residents have equitable access to RD programs and benefits from RD funded projects.
  • Reduce climate pollution and increasing resilience to the impacts of climate change through economic support to rural communities.

For more information, visit the RD Website and your local RD Service Center.

Contact Information

State Office Albuquerque, NM
100 Sun Avenue NE, Suite 130
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: (505) 761-4950


Aztec Field Office
200 South Ash Street, Suite 1
Aztec, NM 87410
Covers the following counties:
Cibola, McKinely, and San Juan
Phone: (505) 334-3090
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