For the purpose of this TEFAP Rural
Infrastructure grant, a rural community is defined as any area or
community, respectively, no part of which is within an area
designated as a standard metropolitan statistical area by the Office
of Management and Budget.
To determine whether a community is
1. Go to
2. Scroll to the bottom of the page to the "definition files"
3. In this chart, choose the most recent date from the
drop-down menu to the right of the "Metropolitan statistical areas
and components" box and click "Go."
4. If the county of the community being served by the grant is
listed on that page, that community is considered part of a
metropolitan statistical area and is not rural. All other
counties are considered rural for the purposes of this request for