On March 26, 2013, the President signed “H.R.933 – Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013” which provided funding throughSeptember 30, 2013. The Bill also extended the eligible rural areas that were in effect as of September 30, 2012 until September 30, 2013. Barring any Congressional action, eligible areas will be modified on October 1, 2013. This change means that certain areas that were previously eligible will not be after October 1st. The map below shows the eligible areas in white. Eligibility maps can be viewed on the USDA Eligibility web site at: http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov. The site allows you to enter the address of your property and it will tell you if it is in an eligible area.