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USDA Rural Development And USDA Rural Development Montana Launch New Websites

Visitors Find Enhanced User Experience At Www.Rd.Usda.Gov/Mt

 


BOZEMAN, March 26, 2015 – USDA Rural Development and USDA Rural Development Montana have launched new websites to enhance program accessibility and customer service.

The new websites (www.rd.usda.gov and http://www.rd.usda.gov/mt) feature quicker and more intuitive access to programs, simplified site navigation, and information about services and staff contacts in Montana and every state office. The sites also provide easily accessible resources for loan and grant applications, eligibility information and program descriptions.

“We invite the public, local governments, businesses, rural residents, non-profit organizations and anyone interested in the future of rural communities to visit the websites,” USDA Under Secretary Lisa Mensah said. “The sites can now be easily accessed on Smartphones and tablets, making Rural Development program information and applications for funding more accessible than ever.”

Other website features include:

A listing of all programs (http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/all-programs)

Access to program Regulations and Guidelines (http://www.rd.usda.gov/publications/regulations-guidelines)

Prominent housing lender notices on state websites

A Directory of State Offices (http://www.rd.usda.gov/browse-state)

Future enhancements to the sites will include Spanish language descriptions of programs.

“Providing the best access possible to all our programs and information that can assist in the application process to our customers is always a priority,” Preite said. “The new websites provide just that kind of access and ease of information for our customers and for our staff.”

USDA Rural Development Montana administers and manages housing, business and community infrastructure programs through a national network of state and local offices. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.

 

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