Program Description

Eligible applicants may obtain direct loans up to a maximum indebtedness of $300,000. Maximum indebtedness for guaranteed loans is $1,399,000 (amount adjusted annually for inflation). The maximum repayment term is 40 years for both direct and guaranteed farm ownership loans. In general, loan funds may be used to purchase a farm, enlarge an existing farm, construct new farm buildings and/or improve structures, pay closing costs, and promote soil and water conservation and protection. . More information found at USDA/FSA.

General Program Requirements

Visit the local USDA/FSA to find a local office. It is best to contact the local office first to ensure necessary paperwork is brought to the office.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

Visit the local USDA/FSA to find a local office. It is best to contact the local office first to ensure necessary paperwork is brought to the office.

Program Contact Information

For Native American/Alaska Native specific information, please contact:
Linda Cronin
Lead Outreach Program Manager
linda.cronin@wdc.usda.gov
202-690-1299

Additional Information

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number10.406
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityProgram not specific to American Indians and Alaska Natives, but they are eligible

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