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Posted byon June 28, 2012 at 5:56 PM EDT
When the Christian Valley Baptist Church in Boligee, AL was destroyed by last April's tornadoes, they faced an insurmountable repair bill. But members of an Ohio Mennonite congregation stepped in to help rebuild, finding housing at a congregation in Boligee that, possibly due to racial tension, had been burned down in 1996 and rebuilt.
White House Rural Council’s Health IT Initiative Helps Community Colleges Tailor Programs to Workforce NeedsPosted byon June 28, 2012 at 10:20 AM EDT
The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently hosted a conference call with rural community colleges to discuss federal resources avaiable to expand training for health information technology workers.
Posted byon June 22, 2012 at 6:13 PM EDT
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar signs a Record of Decision approving the first-ever, utility-scale solar project in Indian Country.
Posted byon June 15, 2012 at 4:13 PM EDT
On June 11th the White House Rural Council celebrated it's first birthday. Last year, U.S. farm sector income reached a nominal record of $98.1 billion and record agricultural exports supported nearly a $43 billion trade surplus and 1.15 million American jobs. However, while progress has been made, we still have a great deal of work to do. It’s not time to let up.
Posted byon June 15, 2012 at 2:54 PM EDT
The Federal Co-Chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) highlights the Livable Communities partnership between the ARC, EPA and USDA, providing technical assistance to small rural towns to help them develop and implement strategies for making their communities more livable and competitive.
Posted byon June 15, 2012 at 9:10 AM EDT
Secretary Salazar highlights Interior Department's investments in rural communities.
Posted byon June 13, 2012 at 6:26 PM EDT
The President’s Executive Order and the US Ignite partnership are a two-pronged approach to help speed the delivery of broadband connectivity to communities, businesses, and schools across the Nation.
Posted byon June 13, 2012 at 5:09 PM EDT
Three federal agencies announced a new project to assist high-need rural areas facing chronic poverty along the U.S.-Mexico border. This new project is part of a series of initiatives delivered through the White House Rural Council, which recently released a report detailing the historic steps President Obama and this administration have taken to support rural America.
Posted byon June 13, 2012 at 2:49 PM EDT
The White House Rural Council announces the U.S. Department of Education's new online community of practice group for rural schools.
Posted byon June 11, 2012 at 6:47 PM EDT
Today President Obama announced new investments to help rural small businesses expand and hire