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OneRD Guaranteed Loan Rule

The USDA Rural Development Innovation Center is working to combine four guaranteed loan programs under a single regulation. This rule will improve agency efficiency in program delivery, customer service and program utilization.

The rule will streamline and consolidate regulations for the following programs:

Listening Sessions

The Innovation Center is hosting six listening sessions to allow for in-person comments from stakeholders. The listening sessions will give stakeholders the opportunity to voice their priorities, concerns and requests about the rule. Register to participate in the following listening sessions, virtually or in-person by contacting In your email, please provide your name, organization and the session you plan to attend.

West Regional Listening Session

Monday, Sept. 10, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MDT
Denver Federal Center,
6th Kipling, Building 25, Lecture Hall
Denver, CO
Virtual Option:

South Regional Listening Session

Monday, Sept. 10, 2018
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT
USDA Rural Development,
771 Corporate Drive, Suite 200
Lexington, KY
Virtual Option:

Midwest Regional Listening Session

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT
The Lodge of Four Seasons
The Sea Chase Room
315 Four Seasons Drive
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
Virtual Option:

Northeast Regional Listening Session

Due to potential weather conditions, this session has been postponed. USDA will reschedule at a later date. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Tribal Listening Session

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Virtual Only:

National Listening Session

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT
1400 Jefferson Drive SW
USDA Whitten Building, Rm. 107A
Washington, D.C.
Virtual Option:

Provide Feedback

To provide feedback on the OneRD Guaranteed Loan Rule, submit comments, identified as OneRD Guaranteed Loan Rule, by either of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to
  • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send your comment addressed to:
    Michele Brooks,
    Rural Development Innovation Center, Regulations Team Lead
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    1400 Independence Ave. SW, Stop 1522, Room 1562
    Washington, DC 20250

For More Information

For more information about the OneRD Guaranteed Loan Rule, contact the Rural Development Innovation Center at