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Rural Action Network

Center for Rural Affairs

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Building Organized Communities
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period November 1, 2005–October 31, 2006
  • Location Lyons, NE, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

In comparison to urban areas, rural communities continue to suffer higher poverty and child poverty rates, lower than average household and per capita income, fewer job opportunities, and a higher rate of uninsured individuals. To begin to address these disparities, the Center for Rural Affairs will begin developing a National Rural Action Network that will provide information, ideas and opportunities to participate in and inform the debate on federal policy affecting rural America.Funding will enable the center to create an advisory committee of representatives from key organizations to guide the development of the network; develop a package of services to participating individuals and organizations; identify policy issues that are appropriate for action by the network; test innovative uses of the Internet for reaching individuals in distant places; build staff capacity to carry out network activities; and establish a governance structure and a plan for launching and building the network.The mission of the Center for Rural Affairs, created in 1973, is to support the development of rural communities that stand for social justice, economic opportunity and environmental stewardship.