US Department of Agriculture

Intermediary Relending Program

This program provides 1 percent low-interest loans to local lenders or “intermediaries” that re-lend to businesses to improve economic conditions and create jobs in rural communities.

Funds may be used for the following:

Maximum Award Amount

See Intermediary Relending Program site for loan term details.

Cost Matching


Eligible Applicants

  • Nonprofits and cooperatives.
  • Federally-recognized tribes.
  • Public agencies.

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