Federal Programs That Can Help rural communities, organizations, residents Impacted by COVID-19

USDA launches COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 3:30pm

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue unveiled a one-stop-shop of federal programs, April 13, that can be used by rural communities, organizations and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide (PDF, 349 KB) is a first-of-its-kind resource for rural leaders looking for federal funding and partnership opportunities to help address this pandemic, according to the USDA, in a news release.

    “Under the leadership of President Trump, USDA is committed to being a strong partner to rural communities preparing for and impacted by COVID-19,” Perdue said, in the release. “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.”

    USDA has taken many immediate 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.