Thursday, April 16, 2015

USDA awards 31 grants to create jobs and boost economic development in small rural communities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has selected 31 community-based organizations in 17 states and Washington, D.C., to receive more than $6 million in grants to create jobs and boost rural economic development in small rural communities, Agriculture Under Secretary Lisa Mensah announced on Wednesday. For a full list of recipients, click here.

"Rural Community Development Initiative grants support rural housing, community facilities and economic development projects," said a release from USDA. "Funds may be used to develop child care facilities; provide education, technical assistance and training; conduct strategic planning; and conduct other projects that help local communities develop their capacity. Eligible grant recipients are non-profit housing and community development organizations." (Read more)

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