Resources 

Rural Partners Network (RPN)
RPN is an alliance of federal agencies and civic partners working to expand rural prosperity through job creation, infrastructure development, and community improvement. Factsheet.

Thrive Rural Framework
The Aspen Institute offers as a new tool to help communities inventory, take action, and gauge progress on rural prosperity while gauging the readiness of people/leadership and organizations learn/act together.

Investing in Rural Prosperity
Published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in collaboration with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, this piece seeks to help rural individuals and communities achieve shared economic prosperity.

Vehicle to Everything: Memorandum of Understanding
U. S. Department of Energy and partners offer a First of Its Kind Collaboration to Accelerate "Vehicle-to-Everything" Technologies.

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia | Community Development
Visit this site to tap into numerous development resources including their Reinventing Our Communities Cohort Program.

Reckoning with a Reckoning: How Cultural Institutions Can Advance Equity
Nonprofit Quarterly Article addressing learning practices to prioritize community justice to advance equity.

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Events and Learning

National Small Business Week Virtual Summit hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE
May 2 and 5 | Webinar (Sign up live or to receive the recording)

eProject eXpress hosted by Department of Energy
May 9 | Webinar

2022 Rural LISC Seminar: Rural Talks on the Hill Series 
May 10-11 | Broadband & Infrastructure 
July 13-15 | Housing
Dec. 7-9 | Workforce & Small Business

USDA New Construction Funding for Off-Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants Live Workshop
May 11 | Webinar

Lab-to-Market IDEA Summit (Ideas for Developing Equitable Access)
May 17 | Summit

Join America’s Seed Fund Startup Expo 
May 25 | Virtual Expo

USDA Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program 
Recorded Webinar