Community Colleges

On Earth Day, USDA Invests $487 Million in Rural Water, Energy, and Biofuel Infrastructure

Includes $142,000 in Grants Funds for Renewable Energy Projects in Pennsylvania

Today, in honor of Earth Day 2021, Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson announced the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $487 million in critical infrastructure that will help communities in 45 states build back better and stronger while prioritizing climate-smart solutions and environmental stewardship.

USDA Invests $42 Million in Distance Learning and Telemedicine Infrastructure to Improve Education and Health Outcomes

Pennsylvania DLT project receives $490,381 grant

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it is investing $42.3 million to help rural residents gain access to health care and educational opportunities. Rural areas are seeing higher infection and death rates related to COVID-19 due to several factors, including a much higher percentage of underlying conditions, difficulty accessing medical care, and lack of health insurance.

USDA Helped Improve Essential Services in Rural Georgia in 2017: Funding Supports Schools, First Responder Vehicles and Equipment, Public Works, and Other Community Needs

Georgia State Director for USDA Rural Development Joyce White today announced USDA investments in projects to provide essential services for nearly 300,000 people in rural areas across Georgia in Fiscal Year 2017.

   “Community Facilities investments by USDA are investments in rural prosperity,” White said. “Improving schools, public safety facilities and public works departments in communities improves the quality of life; we’re committed to the future of rural communities.”

USDA Community Programs Director Attends Ground Breaking Event for Glen Oaks Community College Dormitory in Centreville, M

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development Community Programs Director for Michigan Christine Maxwell today joined local officials to celebrate the ground breaking on a 108 bed dormitory construction project at Glen Oaks Community College in Centreville, MI.

Commercial Truck Driving Training Program at South Georgia Technical College Gets a Boost from USDA

Today the Department of Agriculture announced a $99,999 grant award to South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) that will help Commercial Truck Driving students gain specialized training and meet the region’s need for qualified truck drivers. Funding is from USDA’s Rural Business Development Grant program (RBDG), a competitive grant designed to support targeted technical assistance, training and other activities leading to the development or expansion of small and emerging private businesses in rural areas.

Grants Fund Purchases of Cutting Edge Training Equipment at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

Today the Department of Agriculture and Wiregrass Georgia Technical College announced four Rural Business Development Grant awards totaling $171,694.99 that will help prepare students and graduates to fill the demand for a technically skilled workforce. Funds will be used to purchase technical equipment for training Nursing program, Criminal Justice program and Welding program students for workforce readiness.