Information Resources for Economic Development

HUD Exchange

Serves as an information clearinghouse on all U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs and policy areas related to housing development, community and economic development, housing assistance, homelessness, supportive housing and services, and more. Provides online training, policy guidance, toolkits, and other resources to help community partners utilize HUD programs. Offers program support and technical assistance, as well as data and profiles of organizations that receive HUD funding.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
HUD Exchange Rural Gateway

Serves as an information clearinghouse on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs, services, resources, tools, and training to support housing and economic development in rural and underserved areas, including tribal populations and veterans. Offers individual technical assistance and peer learning opportunities. Includes detailed case studies of successful programs and information on rural programs HUD previously funded. Provides links to HUD resources and information in support of community responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sponsor: Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development
Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD) Resources

Includes links and descriptions for various resources and programs supported by the Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD) for training, startup and advanced business counseling, mentorship, and other entrepreneurial services. Assists veterans and service-disabled veterans, service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, and their spouses with pursuing small business ownership. Offers information and resources intended to help military entrepreneurs gain access to capital, such as grant money and small business loans.

Sponsor: Small Business Administration (SBA)
USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service

Provides information on programs and funding available to assist with growing a business, community economic development, cooperative programs, and job training in rural areas. Focuses on investments that encourage economic development and improve the the quality of life for rural residents.

Sponsor: USDA Rural Development (USDA RD)