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Rural Gateway

The Rural Gateway is an information clearinghouse providing technical assistance, training workshops, and peer learning and resource sharing to support rural housing and economic development.

One-on-One Technical Assistance

Ask your technical assistance questions: 1-877-RURAL-26. A bilingual operator is available from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM (Eastern Time), Monday to Friday, to answer your housing, infrastructure, and economic development questions. Questions can also be submitted via email to

Peer Learning and Resource Sharing

Access funding alerts and learn more about innovative strategies.

Rural Gateway resources include:

  • Mailing lists that connect you to others engaged in rural community development across the country
  • Conference Calls highlight model programs and provide an opportunity to ask questions and interact with your peers
  • Case Studies illustrating common challenges and innovative strategies

Rural Gateway News & Announcements

Rural Gateway Peer-to-Peer Conference Call - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Local Food Local Places: A Discussion of Best Practices - September 7, 2016 - 2 PM EDT

FY 2016 Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program NOFA Now Available

FY 2016 Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Program NOFA

Rural Update: Funding Opportunity

HUD Announces $9.9 Million in "Sweat Equity" Grants

Rural Gateway Peer-To-Peer Conference Call: U.S. Department of Agriculture - Rural Development's Cooperative Development and Local Food Financing: A Discussion of Best Practices - April 28, 2016 - 2 PM EDT

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