USDA Rural Development now in remote operational status

Change protects health of employees, customers, community
March 28, 2020

U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Bette Brand announced that USDA Rural Development implemented enterprise-wide remote operational status effective March 20.

Rural Development leadership and managers will continue to provide excellent customer service while following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s direction for social distancing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

By moving to enterprise-wide remote operations, Rural Development is protecting the health and safety of federal employees and federal workplaces to prevent transmission of COVID-19. This action also protects customers and stakeholders as everyone works together to continue the delivery of programs essential to rural America.

USDA Rural Development will not be modifying its operations, only the way it operates,by moving to an enterprise-wide remote operating status.

USDA Rural Development is open for business, and its team members look forward to continuing their vital work to support customers who live and work in rural America.

USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and healthcare; and high-speed internet access in rural areas.

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