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: HUD's Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development at 1-877-RURAL-26 (1-877-787-2526).

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
  • Federal Agency Rural Programs/Resources and Funding Opportunity links to numerous federal programs across agencies that provide grants and loans for rural communities
  • Case Studies illustrating common challenges and innovative strategies

News & Announcements

Register Today: 2021 National Tribal Broadband Summit – September 17, 2021 – 12:00 PM EDT
Date Posted: September 14, 2021

CDBG-CV Rural Economic Development Quick Guide Now Available
Date Posted: August 27, 2021

Up To $500 Million in Emergency Rural Health Care Funds Now Available
Date Posted: August 17, 2021

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Rural Gateway Archive

  • Case Studies
  • Inactive HUD Rural Programs
  • Other Resources and Information