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Rural Information Center

April 13, 2020: USDA's Federal Rural Resource Guide was unveiled today to help Rural Communities address the COVID-19 Pandemic

USDA Implements Immediate Measure to Help Rural Residents, Businesses, and Communities Affected by COVID-19. (Updated September 1, 2020)

The Rural Information Center (RIC) provides services for rural communities, local officials, organizations, businesses and rural citizens working to maintain the vitality of America's rural areas.

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Rural Environmental Justice Resources

The environmental justice resource guide compiles relevant and current resources related to supporting and fostering environmental, economic, and health prosperity in rural communities.

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Rural Community Development Resources

Identify development ideas, tools, funding, emergency response, and other resources for your rural community here.

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Rural Fire Department Resources for Local Officials

Explore this online guide which includes rural fire funding information, training programs, statistical information and publications on fire-related issues.

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