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Associate Members

USDA Rural Development

Federal Building, 87 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
Telephone: (802) 828-6070
Fax: (802) 828-6097
Categories: Associate Members
Cheryl Ducharme


USDA Rural Development specializes in loan guarantees to for-profit businesses cooperatives and non-profit institutions.   Loan guarantees and direct loans are also available for single family, multi-family clients, and Community Facility Borrowers.  Lenders benefit from deficiency guarantees up to 85% and may reduce non-guaranteed exposure to as low as 5%.  Local approval authority of $5.0 million insures timely delivery.  Bankers and small businesses can also benefit from our Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency grant and loan guarantee program.  Loan guarantees up to $25.0 million with local approval up to $5.0 million.  Couple the USDA energy grant with other local incentives and a guaranteed loan to create a "no cash down" solution for your client that returns dividends every day. USDA Rural Development offers over 40 loan guarantee, direct loan and grant programs for communities, businesses and homeowners.  Please contact our office at 802-828-6031 or visit our website at www.rd.usda.gov/vt for assistance.