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USDA Unveils Tool Helping Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2020, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today unveiled a one-stop-shop of federal programs that can be used by rural communities, organizations, and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/USDA_COVID-19_Fed_Rural_Resource_Guide.pdf ] (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.

Under the leadership of President Trump, USDA is committed to being a reliable partner to rural communities preparing for and impacted by COVID-19, Perdue said. This resource guide will help our rural leaders, whether they are in agriculture, education, health care, or any other leadership capacity, to 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, visitwww.usda.gov/coronavirus [ https://www.usda.gov/coronavirus ].