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USDA Rural Development Call to Discuss Current Opportunities and Best Practices

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will hold a Peer-to-Peer conference call on March 10, 2016 at 2:00pm (eastern), where leaders will discuss a current funding and technical assistance opportunity from the USDA Rural Development’s (USDA-RD) Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD) program, as well as best practices.  USDA-RD offer loans, grants, and loan guarantees to support essential services such as housing, economic development, health care, first responder services and equipment, and water (including drinking water systems), electric and communications infrastructure.  The purpose of SECD is to advance projects which support long-term community and economic growth strategies that reflect both multi-jurisdictional stakeholder collaboration and capitalize upon the unique strengths of the rural area.

To participate in the call, please RSVP by email to rhed@hud.gov by March 8th.  Call-in instructions and materials will be emailed to participants on March 9th. The 60-minute call will include presentations and a Q&A session.  For questions, please call (877- 787-2526).