USDA’S Rural Business Cooperative Service offers programs to support business development and job training opportunities for rural residents. Our programs help provide the capital, technical support, educational opportunities and entrepreneurial skills that can help rural […]
A product of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Rural Initiative, the Rural Assistance Center (RAC) was established in December 2002 as a rural health and human services “information portal.”
The Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs (IIRA) at Western Illinois University seeks to improve the quality of life for rural residents by partnering with public and private agencies on local development and enhancement efforts…
The Center for Rural Pennsylvania is a bipartisan, bicameral legislative agency that serves as a resource for rural policy within the Pennsylvania General Assembly…
The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics recently reported that the overall state prison population declined for the third consecutive year in 2011.
Americans believe too many people are in prison and the nation spends too much keeping them there. But they also are concerned about keeping our streets safe, according to polling from 2012…
Residents in America’s small towns and rural communities care deeply about the future of their towns and value their uniqueness, strong sense of community, and special places. However, they increasingly face urgent challenges…