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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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Rebuilding a Rural Agricultural Economy: NIFA Provides New Workforce Grant for UNM-Taos, Training Program: UNM Newsroom

The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) research initiative recently awarded UNM-Taos’ new training program a grant of 500 $ 000 for the training of agricultural workers. UNM-Taos and UNM-Taos Hive (Hub of Internet-Based Vocations and Education) Partner with Not Forgotten Outreach, Inc. (NFO) …

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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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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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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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In latest pre-COVID-19 jobs report, rural economy remains lukewarm

The latest federal jobs report shows continued weakness in rural employment, especially in agriculture-dependent communities. Rural America added jobs from January 2019 to January 2020. But the growth rate was about half the national rate. And many rural counties lost jobs during that time. Data released Friday by the federal …

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Gov. Polis announces plan to develop rural economy in rural Colorado | Best States

Gov. Jared Polis on Saturday released a plan outlining how his administration will tackle economic challenges in rural Colorado. The Democratic governor’s “rural economic plan” focuses on expanding the economies and broadband infrastructure of rural communities, in addition to tackling high health care costs and repairing roads and bridges, according …

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Pete Buttigieg posts rural economy plan ahead of Iowa trip

Correction: This featured story has been updated to accurately reflect the number of trips Buttigieg has taken in Iowa. CNN – In an effort to win over rural voters, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday released a sweeping plan to reinvigorate rural America, promising investments in rural entrepreneurship …

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