Rural community

What does it take to rejuvenate a declining rural community?

To thrive in the future, rural Australian communities must simultaneously build economic, social, cultural and creative capital, writes Matt Pfahlert, CEO of the Australian Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, who explains why social enterprise and community rejuvenation are essential. While many people dream of an idyllic life beyond the city lights, …

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Northern Ireland launches first-ever Rural Community Pollinator Scheme

Rural Northern Ireland’s very first pollination program was launched to protect the health of its bees and pollinators. The £ 700,000 scheme will provide grants between £ 3,000 and £ 12,000 to rural community groups and schools to create or improve a rural community pollinator garden. Read more: New surge …

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Up to $500,000 recently awarded for rural community programs in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (KWQC) – Four rural community funds in the state of Iowa are receiving an increase in their allocations. In a statement from Gov. Kim Reynolds’ office, the state announced that up to $500,000 in stipends would go to four rural community programs providing funds for things like …

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A rural community thirsty for financial literacy

The business community in the Omaheke region has recently come in favorable numbers and with a thirst for understanding the basics of financial management. A newly founded Namibian nonprofit, Hitambo Virtual Academy, provided basic financial education services to the community this month and aims to expand the education program nationwide. …

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Namibia: a rural community thirsty for financial literacy

The business community in the Omaheke region has recently come forward in favorable numbers and with a thirst to grasp the basics of financial management. A newly founded Namibian nonprofit, Hitambo Virtual Academy, provided basic financial education services to the community this month and aims to expand the education program …

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€ 72,000 CLAR boost for rural community projects in South West Wicklow

Several rural community projects in southwest Wicklow will share a financial boost of over € 72,000. Funding was confirmed on Monday August 30 by the Ministry of Rural and Community Development under the CLÁR program, which provides grants for small infrastructure projects in rural areas that have experienced significant depopulation …

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Rural Community College Alliance, Greater Texas Foundation and Economic Mobility Systems Pioneer College Rural Promise Program to Advance Education and Workforce Opportunities for Texas Students

DALLAS, August 18, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Rural Community College Alliance (RCCA), Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) and Economic Mobility Systems (EMS) of the Commit Partnership today announced the launch of a pioneering collaborative program to deliver stronger results and more equitable for colleges and the workforce for rural Texas …

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Our efforts to bring governance back to the grassroots, says Oyetola

Governor of Osun State, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola described the series of his engagements with rural communities in the state as a strategic means of integrating rural dwellers into his overall administration. Oyetola said this effort is part of his determination to bring governance back to the grassroots, which is in …

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Covid Drops Enrollment For Rural Community College Students

This story was originally published by Carolina Public Press. For more than three decades, thousands of students in Alleghany County have attended college with funding from the Alleghany Education Foundation. Established in 1985 by former Alleghany Schools Superintendent John Woodruff, the foundation has awarded students in sparsely populated North Carolina …

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Rural community foundations support ACE Act – you should too

Rural America suffered from high unemployment and poverty rates before the COVID-19 pandemic – and now the situation is even more dire. In Appalachian Kentucky, for example, the 47 counties are in the poorest 10 percent of the United States in terms of quantitative measures that include income, poverty rate, …

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Rural Community Foundations Support the ACE Act — You Should Too

Rural America suffered from high rates of unemployment and poverty before the COVID-19 pandemic – and now the situation is even more dire. In Appalachian Kentucky, for example, all 47 counties rank in the bottom 10% of U.S. counties on quantitative measures that include income, poverty rate, and unemployment. Dramatic …

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Last Chance: Registration opens for rural Halifax

Calling all Yorkshire rural businesses – your chance to shine at the YP Rural Awards Rural life is the beating heart of Yorkshire, with generations of families and emerging talents all helping to make this region a great place to live and work. We want to hear from the people …

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New residents wanted to join a thriving rural community in a beautiful location in the west of Ireland

A RURAL community in the west of Ireland bills itself as one of the best places in the world to live and work. The people of Conamara Láir, which consists of a number of small villages nestled along Galway’s majestic Conamara coastline, shared the beauty of their way of life …

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Poll highlights rural community actors and grassroots efforts | Agriculture News

Trisha Purdon, director of the Kansas Department of Commerce’s office of rural prosperity, and Marci Penner, executive director of the Kansas Sampler Foundation, reported the results of the foundation’s investigation into the Kansas Power Up and Go project in a Facebook Live video on August 2. Read the Kansas Power …

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Markets help sustain rural community, new report says

A new report from the Prince’s Countryside Fund has recognized the important social and community links that livestock markets provide to rural communities. The report of the charity “More Than A Mart” also highlights their role as dynamic centers of knowledge exchange, business and physical and mental health checks of …

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Residents of Ralls face uncertainty as the rural community’s EMS is in jeopardy

On a Tuesday night earlier this month, outside Ralls City Hall, nearly two dozen residents waited in the 90-degree Texas heat. For two hours, they waited impatiently for their city leaders to tell them whether they would keep their emergency medical service (EMS) – the city’s latest lifeline after a …

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Residents of Ralls face uncertainty as rural community’s EMS is at risk | FIRST LINE | PBS

In partnership with: On a Tuesday night earlier this month, outside Ralls City Hall, nearly two dozen residents waited in the 90-degree heat of Texas. For two hours, they eagerly awaited a word from their city leaders on whether they would keep their emergency medical service (EMS) – the city’s …

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‘Rural community 30 minutes’ – The next steps to level rural mobility

© Tim Lamper Giles Perkins, Head of Future Mobility at WSP, Presents and Presents New Report Highlighting Opportunities to Make Rural Communities More Connected Conversations about connectivity and mobility have until now generally been reserved for people living and working in densely populated cities and urban areas. From these discussions …

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State awards $ 3.9 million for Carson City and rural community projects

The state announced Thursday $ 3.9 million in block grants for community development.Of the 14 projects, six involve organizations based in Carson City.The largest is $ 254,544 for the FISH revitalization project which will benefit 75 residents. This is followed by $ 131,637 for the Colorado Street ADA project benefiting …

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USDA Invests $ 650,000 to Improve Rural Community Facilities and Services in Nebraska | KLIN

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Acting Director of State in Nebraska, Kim Martini, today announced that USDA is investing $ 650,000 to equip, rebuild and modernize essential services in rural areas of Nebraska. The investments will benefit more than 300 rural residents. USDA is committed to helping rural …

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How does the rural community of Teviston without running water

The only functioning well in the rural community of Teviston ruptured in early June, leaving more than 700 residents without running water. This story was originally published by CalMatters. This is how the water crisis in California is unfolding these days: The only functioning well in the rural community of …

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USDA invested $ 629,000 to improve rural community facilities and essential services in 5 communities

USDA invested $ 629,000 to improve rural community facilities and essential services in 5 communities. Acting United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)New York State Director Brian Murray today announced that USDA Rural Development is investing $ 629,000 in loans and grants in five rural New York communities to equip, rebuild …

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USDA opens grant application for funds to repair rural community housing – news is my business

The before-after of a house in Utuado that was repaired with USDA funding. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Assistant Under Secretary for Rural Development, Justin Maxson, announced that the agency is seeking grants to repair housing for low- and very-low-income rural residents. Grants are provided through the USDA Housing Preservation …

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Foothills Rural Community Ministry raises funds for new facility

The Foothills Rural Community Ministry (FRCM) has outgrown its current space and is now raising funds for a new facility. After nearly 40 years of operation from its location in Holland Patent’s historic first Presbyterian Church, the community-driven nonprofit is looking to build or purchase a new venue to carry …

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Manchester city designated as Smart Rural Community

MANCHESTER, Ky. (WYMT) – Through a collaborative effort with SOAR, the Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative has designated the city of Manchester as a ‘smart rural community’ giving the region the opportunity to lead the way in terms of services in a large band. Officials say they have expanded to Manchester …

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Rural Community Leaders Call on Gaetz, Greene to ‘Stop Dividing America’ Ahead of American Tour

Rural Voices USA is using representatives. Matt gaetzMatthew (Matt) Gaetz More Appropriate Nominees for ‘Person of the Year’ Greene, GOP Colleagues Call for Sacking of DC Corrections Official Who ‘Despises’ Trump and His Supporters Jim’s Clear Present Danger Jordan & Co. MORE (R-Fla.) And Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneGOP’s Efforts …

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Museum nominated by Australian billionaire for $ 380 million art collection angering rural community

When Australian businessman Lindsey Hogg announced his intention to donate his Australian $ 500 million ($ 380 million) modern art collection to the state of Victoria, it sparked both the surprise and mistrust. Not just because of the value of his collection, but because so few knew that the billionaire, …

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North Dakota Business Plays Critical Role in Rural Community Economy

“I really think companies like ours are the backbone of communities,” said Tim Eggert, owner and president of Sheyenne Tooling and Manufacturing. “Not only do we employ a number of people in the community, but from a business perspective, these communities seem to have such a special niche around the …

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A North Dakota company plays a crucial role in the economy of its rural community

For many rural communities, local businesses are the lifeline of the local economy. Sheyenne Tooling and Manufacturing located in Cooperstown, ND is no exception and provides quality jobs for rural town residents. “I truly believe businesses like ours are the backbone of communities,” said Tim Eggert, owner and president of …

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North Dakota company plays crucial role in rural community’s economy – Agweek

(This is the second in a series of rural business stories. Click here to read the first, on H&S Manufacturing. ) For many rural communities, local businesses are the lifeline of the local economy. Sheyenne Tooling and Manufacturing located in Cooperstown, ND is no exception and provides quality jobs for …

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Snow Hill and Holly Ridge receive rural community grants to attract new jobs

RALEIGH, NC (WITN) — Governor Roy Cooper announced Thursday that the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved 11 local government grant applications totaling $3,702,500. Snow Hill and Holly Ridge are the East Carolina towns among the approved grant applications. According to Governor Cooper, the demands include commitments to …

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Jane Marsh – 65,000 acre wind farm could transform rural community

There have been mixed opinions on the potential that a 65,000 acre wind farm could transform the rural community. Some fear that the wind farm will ruin the natural, unobstructed views of the horizon. However, the wind farm would provide a source of income to surrounding communities that could change …

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Seeking buy-in from rural community, government offers RM50,000 prize to fight Covid-19 | Malaysia

Datuk Abdul Latiff Ahmad said the competition would run for six months, from April to September. – Photo by Bernama KUALA LUMPUR, April 5 – The Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB) is organizing the Covid-19 Green Zone Community Competition for rural communities as part of efforts to empower them to …

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Rural community colleges see declining enrollment due to pandemic

When the economy collapsed in 2007, community college enrollment skyrocketed, increasing 33% between 2006 and 2011, according to the US Census Bureau. The two-year programs offered people a haven from the ravages of the job market, while giving them the opportunity to learn new skills, update old ones, and retrain …

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New Mexico plans to close rural community women’s prison | New Mexico News

SANTA FE, NM (AP) – New Mexico is considering closing a women’s prison in a small rural town and relocating inmates and workers elsewhere, state officials say. The timing and other details regarding the closure of the Springer Correctional Center in Springer remain to be determined, officials said on Friday. …

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The impact of the pandemic on the health of rural communities – RealAgriculture

Rural and urban communities have felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic differently. From gaps in health care to transportation issues to isolation, the pandemic has highlighted important differences between city dwellers and rural dwellers. Dr Gabe Woollam, a family doctor based in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, and president of …

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Rural community college students face more challenges: Study

VERSAILLES, Ky. (WTVQ) – Rural community colleges and their students face a significant number of barriers, according to a new report from the American Association of Community College Trustees. The most frequently cited challenges were access to high-speed internet, funding inequalities and meeting basic student needs, especially in the area …

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Jacumba residents fear 650-acre solar project will ruin their rural community

The small community of Jacumba Hot Springs in southeastern San Diego County may soon be eclipsed by nearly 650 acres of solar panels on the outskirts of town, but residents are fighting against the project. The small community of Jacumba Hot Springs in southeastern San Diego County may soon be …

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The crisis in rural and community hospitals requires changes in strategy

Over the past year, headlines have focused on the toll Covid-19 is taking on healthcare workers, providers and, most importantly, patients. Behind the scenes, many health officials focused on another significant impact with potentially long-term consequences: Many hospitals and providers face significant operating losses as elective procedures and outpatient visits …

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7 rural community colleges join forces to improve student outcomes |

The cohort will be part of an Achieving the Dream mission to bridge the equity and achievement gaps, strengthen digital workforce readiness, and build ‘resilience’ within their regions. More than 45 million U.S. residents live in rural communities, and many face challenges that those in urban areas do not experience: …

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Axne Bill pushes loan relief to rural communities – KIWARadio.com

IARN – Iowa Third District Congresswoman Cindy Axne recently introduced a bill that would support rural businesses by providing up to nine months of USDA loan relief. At the end of last month, Axne co-sponsored the Rural Equal Aid Act which would cover the full principal, interest and charges on …

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Rural community in shock after Georgia raid on teachers’ vaccination clinic

ELBERTON, Georgia – This small town was still in shock on Friday, days after state health workers raided the county’s busiest medical clinic and seized its supply of Covid-19 vaccines because that the staff had given doses to the teachers. Some 470 injections of Pfizer vaccine were confiscated at the …

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Clean Water in the Rural Community of Grande Saline

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – When most people today think of the Caribbean nation of Haiti, the first thing that often comes to mind is the devastating earthquake that rocked the island of Hispaniola in January 2010, killing hundreds of thousands and leaving many more in desperate need of medical care and …

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Rural community seeks to control its fate in the face of large livestock facilities

The township at the heart of the industrial farm is completing the study and considering its options. By Greg Seitz | January 29, 2021 | 3 minute of reading Photo courtesy of Laketown Township Laketown Township in northern Polk County didn’t want factory farms 10 years ago, and it’s worried …

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Majority of rural communities support wind farms

Most people in rural communities say they would support the construction of wind farms in their area, according to an industry survey. Energy companies plan to invest billions of euros in the construction of on- and off-shore wind farms as the Republic bets heavily on renewable electricity to align its …

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Rural community reflects black Americans’ unease and challenges with COVID-19 vaccines

“Yes [the vaccine] came out today, I wouldn’t take it, “said Lonzo Bullie, a retired school principal who has called Tuskegee, Alabama, home for 26 years.” I’m still reluctant… because I don’t don’t have enough information on this. “ The two FDA-cleared COVID-19 vaccines are over 95% effective in preventing …

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USDA invests $ 871 million in rural community facilities in 43 states, Guam

WASHINGTON, DC (WIBW) – The US Department of Agriculture is investing $ 871 million in rural community facilities in 43 states and Guam. The US Department of Agriculture says it is investing $ 871 million to improve essential community facilities that will benefit 3.5 million rural residents in 43 states …

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How the Electoral College Protects the Rural Community

As of this writing, the results of the presidential election are not yet known. But there are some things we can already take away from this year’s election. One of the most distinct elements is the urban and rural divide. If presidents were elected by acreage, Republicans would still win …

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New initiative supports rural community colleges

Rural students were on the verge of battling amid COVID-19. The Federal Communications Commission has found that a quarter of Americans – 14.5 million people – in rural areas do not have high-speed Internet access. Rural completion rates before the pandemic were already low, with just 42% of rural high …

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Commentary: A rural community takes into account the complexities of wind power

Residents of Murray County, Minnesota enjoy a small town atmosphere, knowing the people wherever they go, peace and quiet, and a strong sense of community. Murray, with an estimated population of 8,300, is a primarily agricultural county in southwestern Minnesota. As you drive through the meadow, you can see agricultural …

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Pamplin Media Group – COIC launches rural community development program

Works to identify community needs, develop a plan, and engage local people in the solution. The Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council has received funding from various local, federal, and foundation sources to support its ability to provide new and expanded community and economic development services to rural communities in central Oregon. …

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Preserving farmland in Montana: 3 tools for rural community development – nonprofit news

Venture to the west [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons September 15, 2019; Shelterforce Montana may only be home to 1.06 million people, but according to the 2017 Census of Agriculture, it has 58 million acres of farmland, more than any other state in the Union, in the except Texas. …

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National grants for capacity building in rural community development

To share Tweeter To share To share E-mail Subject: Community development, Rural communities, Rural youth, Family support, Housing Deadline: June 11, 2019 “The rural capacity building program improves the capacity and capacity of development organizations in Thanks for reading Youth Today and being part of our community! Can’t see the …

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Dairy Task Force 2.0 shines a light on issues facing rural communities

POYNETTE – One of the issues addressed by a state dairy working group relates to resources (or lack thereof) in rural communities. The number of dairy farms has been shrinking in Wisconsin for decades, but the pace has picked up as dairy farmers face a fourth year of below-average farm …

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Rural Community Development Program Grants

Share Tweeter Share Share E-mail Subject: Community Development, Education, Arts, Humanities Deadline: October 3, 2018 “The Laura Jane Musser Fund wishes to encourage collaborative and participatory efforts among citizens of rural communities that will help strengthen their cities and regions in a number civic areas including Thank you for reading …

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Rural Community Development Grants – Today’s Youth

To share Tweeter To share To share E-mail Subject: Community development, Rural communities Deadline: June 25, 2018 “The intermediary must provide a financial and technical assistance program to the beneficiaries in order to develop their capacity and their aptitude to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities or community and …

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Christine Milne, a farmer’s daughter, finds the rural community hard to break into | Environment

For Christine Milne, a farmer’s daughter, the rural community has proven to be a tough nut to crack. She made it a priority when she took charge of the Greens in 2012. “I think the Greens and the bush have misunderstood each other, if you will, for some time,” Milne …

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