Funding to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural communities that have extreme unemployment and severe economic depression. Essential community facilities may include: Healthcare facilitiates, public faciliities, community support services (child care centers), public safety, education, utility, local food systems. Unemployment rate for designated rural service area must be greater than 19.5% and median household income of service area is below 90% of state non-metropolitan median household income. Federally recognized tribes, public bodies, and nonprofit organizations in rural areas are eligible. Contact local USDA office for details on funding eligiblilty and availability.