USDA Launches Effort to Fund Economic Development in Rural Communities

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a new collaboration between federal agencies and local leaders and residents.  The Rural Partners Network is a whole-of-government approach that includes 16 federal agencies and regional commissions to help rural communities access government resources and funding. At launch, selected communities in Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico, and certain Tribes within Arizona will participate to share local concerns and ensure rural communities have a voice in policymaking.