USDA Rural Development


1510 3rd St SW, Waverly, IA 50677-4373


Norm Brus


319.352.1715 x401


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To increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for all rural Americans.

We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.

We want to be recognized as a dynamic organization that is able to efficiently provide the integrated program delivery needed to lead a rapidly evolving food and agriculture system.

Rural Development helps rural communities meet their basic needs by:

  • Financing decent, affordable housing
  • Building water and wastewater systems
  • Supporting electric power and rural businesses, including cooperatives
  • Supporting community development with information and technical assistance

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimation Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.go/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. Send your completed complaint for or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at

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