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Featured USDA RD Event:

10/17: Virtual | Gateway to the Agricultural Industry Workforce - A Rural Workforce Innovation Network (RWIN) Workshop - USDA Rural Development offers this virtual workshop featuring programs and funding opportunities that support the agricultural workforce with presentations from the Department of Labor and the Community College Alliance for Agriculture Advancement. To access previous RWIN workshop recordings visit the USDA Rural Development YouTube Channel or www.rd.usda.gov/rwin.

9/19: Virtual | SCORE: Alternative Funding Options for Hispanic-Owned Businesses in 2023. Discuss the alternative funding options available to Hispanic small businesses.

9/27: Virtual | Rural Community Action Assembly. Hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank focusing on Immigration, Community, and the Economy. 

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10/4: Washington, D.C. | Talent Forward. Hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and focusing on identifying the biggest workforce issues while finding cutting-edge and long-term solutions for good.

10/24-27: Washington, DC | The 2023 National Rural Housing Conference: Build Rural.

10/25-27: Bentonville, Arkansas | Rural Renaissance Roadshow, presented by Groundswell.

11/7: Cleveland, Ohio | The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Annual Training Conference.

SCORP Comparison Report
The Confluence of States and Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals released the first-ever Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) Comparison Report. This report compares SCORPs to each other, shares differences and/or similarities, and raises the visibility of each plan's impact on a community. Look at your State’s Plan!

Inflation Reduction Act Pocket Guides
The USDA Rural Development Innovation Center, in partnership with the US Department of Energy, US Department of Treasury, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Economic Development Agency, launched two new pocket guides providing links to programs supporting rural communities as they work toward building a stronger workforce, more resilient economy, and climate-smart investments.

Changes in USDA Rural Development Eligible Areas
On October 1, 2023, the new ineligible area maps for the Rural Development Single Family Housing and Multi-Family Housing programs will be updated to the USDA Income and Property Eligibility Site at https://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov.

Build America, Buy America Act (BABAA)
USDA Rural Development continues to support the implementation of BABAA as it energizes domestic manufacturing, strengthens supply chains, and creates good jobs for people of all backgrounds and experiences across the United States. BABAA Customer Guide.



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