USDA unveils tool to help rural communities address the COVID-19 pandemic

The United States Department of Agriculture recently announced the release of its Federal Rural Resource Guide that lists information of federal programs that can help rural communities and organizations impacted by COVIS-19.

Secretary Sonny Perdue unveiled a one-stop-shop of federal programs and information that can be used by rural communities, organizations and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide 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, the USDA is committed to being a strong 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, 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 The website includes information and links to other governmental websites that might be interesting to local residents.