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Single Family Lending

Public Facilities Lending

  • The Tribal Economic Development Bond Program, part of the American Recovery and Investment Act (ARRA) of 2009 - This is a tax-exempt bond program that authorizes bond issuances for tribal economic development without having to satisfy the "essential governmental function" test generally applicable to bonds issued by tribal governments. 

USDA Rural Development Community Facilities

  • Loans and Grants Program - The Community Facilities program provides loans and grants and loan guarantees for water and environmental projects, as well as community facilities projects. 
  • Guaranteed Loan Program - The USDA partners with private lenders to finance public facilities in rural areas. 

Commercial Lending

  • SBA Loan Programs - Offers several loan guarantee programs for very specific purposes. These include: 
    • 7(a) Loan Program - The 7(a) Loan Program includes financial help for businesses with special requirements. For a quick review of the program see the OCC’s fact sheet.   
    • Microloan Program: - The Microloan Program provides small, short-term loans to small business concerns and certain types of not-for-profit child-care centers. 
    • CDC/504 Loan Program - The CDC/504 loan program is a long-term financing tool, designed to encourage economic development within a community. For a quick review of the program see the OCC’s fact sheet (PDF).   
  • USDA Rural Development’s Business and Industry Guaranteed Loans - The purpose of the B&I Guaranteed Loan Program is to support private lending to improve the economic and environmental climate in rural communities.