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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

Local Training Workshops

Participate in regional workshop sessions. Trainers with experience in designing, developing rural housing, infrastructure, and economic development projects will provide workshop sessions across the country. The sessions will provide participants with the tools, techniques, and resources needed to successfully engage in rural community development. For training work dates, locations, and registration materials, and other rural-related events see the Calendar of Events.

Calendar of Events


VA Access to Health and Homeless Services
May 6, 2015 2-3 PM EDT

Serving Veterans in Rural America
May 20, 2015 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
US Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, DC


YouthBuild USA National Rural Gathering
June 16-18, 2015
Hotel La Fonda, Santa Fe, NM

Appalachian Higher Education Network 2015 Best-Practices Conference
June 23-25, 2015
Center for Rural Development Somerset, Kentucky


50 Years of Building Dreams
July 21-23, 2015
Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX


2015 National Rural Assembly
September 8-10, 2015
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Washington, DC


American Indian Health Research Conference
October 23, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Alerus Center, Grand Forks, ND