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USDA Unveils Tool to Help Rural Communities Address COVID-19 Pandemic

By on April 13, 2020

Resource Guide Lists Programs That Can Also Help Organizations, Residents

SAN JUAN – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue unveiled Monday what the agency called a one-stop-shop of federal programs that can be used by rural communities, organizations and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The USDA published its COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide for rural leaders looking for funding and partnership opportunities to help face the outbreak.

“This resource guide will help our rural leaders, whether they are in agriculture, education, health care or any other leadership capacity, understand what federal assistance is available for their communities during this unprecedented time,” Perdue said.

USDA has taken actions to assist farmers, ranchers, producers, rural communities, and rural-based businesses and organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on these actions, visit www.usda.gov/coronavirus.

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