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Rural Information Center

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 Resource Collection

This collection of resources provides links to community tools, funding opportunities, educational/training assistance, and case studies to support 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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