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USDA unveils tool for rural communities fighting COVID-19

April 16, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled a one-stop-shop of federal programs that can be used by rural communities impacted by COVID-19. The resource guide lists programs that can be used to provide immediate and long-term assistance in support of recovery efforts for rural residents, businesses and communities through:

  • Technical, training and management assistance;
  • Financial assistance; and,
  • State and local assistance.

The resource matrix organizes funding opportunities identified in the CARES Act and other federal resources and are categorized by customer and assistance type.

This resource has also been added to SSTI’s COVID-19 resource and information page, which is available here. The page contains links to federal, state, and other programs providing guidance on the both the latest stimulus package and other sources of aid.

rural, coronavirus