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Envision the Possibilities: Reinvesting in Rural America

Rural LISC believes in rural America. Estab-lished in 1995, we currently serve 76 partner organizations working to transform rural communities in 44 states.

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The Road to Capacity

Rural LISC's Road to Capacity chart gives a helpful at-a-glance view of the critical milestones passed on the unique path of growth undertaken by our partner organizations working in areas of high and persistent poverty. Click image for larger size.

Funder in the Spotlight: USDA RCDI

RCDI funding supports sustainable communities in 16 states

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) awarded Rural LISC $250,000 to help build the capacity of 19 of its Partner CDCs serving rural areas in 16 states. 

New Rural LISC Strategic Partner: Communities Unlimited

Welcome to Communities Unlimited, our new Strategic Partner! A 2014 merger of Community Resource Group and alt.Consulting, Communities Unlimited serves the southern states of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas, with a mission of helping rural and under-resourced communities in areas of persistent poverty to become sustainable communities of choice and opportunity.

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CDC in the Spotlight

Kentucky Highlands is working to replace old manufactured housing

With help from a $50,000 grant from Rural LISC, Kentucky Highlands is studying the feasibility of replacing old manufactured housing units with homes that meet local building codes. The effort is called "ROOTS" (Recycling Old, Outdated Trailer Sites).

Rural America - What's Going Right? A Daily Yonder blog post by Suzanne Anarde

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