https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/USDA_RD_SA_COVID19_ProgramImmediateActions.pdf

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2020 – USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep our customers, partners, and stakeholders continuously updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America.

Read the full announcement to learn more about the opportunities USDA Rural Development is implementing to provide immediate relief to our customers, partners, and stakeholders.

USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Help Repair Housing in Rural Communities (St. Croix Source, staff, 3/24) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand has announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking applications for grants to make housing repairs for low- and very-low-income rural residents.

Some of you have asked whether there are emergency food programs at this time. USDA disburses funds for food programs through the states. The information below may be useful:

https://www.fns.usda.gov/contacts?f[0]=state:276

https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/2020_RFSP_RFA.pdf

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