Learn about rural development opportunities
ON Thursday, March 23, representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Colorado Office will host a Let’s Talk SHOP – Supporting Hometown Opportunities & Projects event in Alamosa from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The event is open to the public and will be held at the Rio Grande Water Conservation District, 8805 Independence Way, Alamosa. Attendees will be able to discuss funding and partnering opportunities with the agency.
USDA Rural Development provides grants and loans to help rural residents buy or build homes, support low-income homeowners repair and improve their homes, expand economic opportunities, create jobs, and improve the quality of life in rural Colorado. This assistance supports:
- Infrastructure improvements
- Business development
- Affordable housing
- Community facilities, such as schools, public safety, and health care
- High-speed internet access in rural, tribal, and high-poverty areas.
“USDA-Rural Development has such a vast variety of programs to offer that can benefit rural residents. We are gathering our team of talented specialists to offer information on how we can help support housing, business capital, and community infrastructure needs. Our structure is unique in that so many of our employees live and work in the communities we serve, so our mission is personal to us at Team USDA-RD Colorado. I invite anyone interested in learning about these opportunities, not only for themselves, but for their neighbors and community, to stop by and join us in Alamosa,” said USDA Rural Development State Director Armando Valdez.
USDA Rural Development is the lead federal agency helping rural communities grow and prosper and has more than 40 programs to support rural Colorado. Find more information at www.rd.usda.gov/co. For questions on the event contact email@example.com.