Michigan Rural Rehabilitation Corporation
Michigan Rural Rehabilitation Corporation (MRRC) is a nonprofit corporation that is dedicated to serving rural Michigan communities. Originally created by the Federal government in 1935 to assist farm families following the Great Depression, MRRC now focuses on educational loans for college or various skilled trade training programs.
MRRC has been making student loans to low income Michigan rural and farm families since 1971 through the various Federal guaranteed loan programs. Following the implementation of the Federal Direct Student Loans in the 1990's, the Tuition Assistance for Rural and Farm Families (TARFF) alternative loan program was created in 1997 as an alternate student loan program to meet some of the expenses not covered by other loans or grants.
MRRC supports 4-H and FFA members with low interest loans for annual fair projects. Group 4-H and FFA projects may be eligible for loans and/or grants.
MRRC participates with the Rural Development mortgage program, and has limited funds available to loan for rural Michigan residents for small business ventures or farm capital expenses. We do not make loans for annual operating expenses.