Learning to Seize the Moment with Regional Collaboration
Event recap blog with resources and big-picture insights on working regionally to increase capacity to drawn down federal funding.
Commentary: Challenging Everything We Know about Funding as a Path to Thriving Rural Communities
In an op-ed for Daily Yonder, Bonita Robertson-Hardy of the Community Strategies Group writes on how rural communities, funders, and other stakeholders’ approach to economic development can mean the difference between success and stagnation.
Translating Federal Opportunities into Local Resources: Ada Jobs Foundation
This short case study has insights and tips on how rural communities with limited staffing and resources can understand, prepare for, and compete for finite federal funds.
Four Learnings to Improve Rural Capital and Credit Access
What are some of the major capital and credit trends right now for rural practitioners?
USDA RD Walk Through Example: Annual Household Income
What the USDA RD looks for when reviewing the lender's annual income calculation.
financial coaching for American Indians and Alaska Natives
The Oklahoma NAC provides three types of free financial coaching for American Indians and Alaska Natives in the US: credit...
Measure Up: A Call to Action
Today, we have a generational opportunity to strengthen prosperity and equity in communities and Native nations across the rural United...
Annotated List of Resources for Measuring Rural Development Progress
This Annotated List of Resources for Measuring Rural Development Progress is part of Measure Up: A Call to Action. It was developed and...
Measure Up: A Call to Action — Executive Summary
This is the Executive Summary for Measure Up: A Call to Action. It highlights six principles for measuring rural development progress to...
What (and Who) Counts? Defining Rural Development Success
There are no easy solutions for the many challenges that rural Americans face, but it’s clear that rural communities themselves...
The Calm Before the Storm: Disaster Planning and Rural Resilience
Flooding, tornadoes, drought, wildfire, and other extreme weather events cause major disruption and damage wherever they occur and have potential...