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October 06, 2016
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New Partnership Makes $401 Million in Loans Available to Rural Areas

United States Department of Agriculture

Children help break ground for a new Head Start center in Spirit Lake, N.D. A low-cost loan from the Community Facilities program, run by the Department of Agriculture, helped pay for the project.

The Community Facilities loan program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture makes very low-cost loans to build things like clinics, child-care centers, schools, and food pantries in distressed rural communities. The terms are terrific: Forty-year...

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