U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA RD) has released a series of new measures to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The broad measures address rural housing services, rural utilities services and rural business-cooperative services. They include important changes to various lending and grant programs.

You can read the full press release here, and please check back regularly as this story is evolving:  https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/USDA_RD_SA_COVID19_ProgramImmediateActions.pdf