Strengthening Rural Community Colleges
This session will provide an overview of USDA Rural Development resources that may be of interest to rural community colleges. The Community Facilities Program team will discuss funding opportunities for community college infrastructure and capacity building assistance. They will discuss eligible rural areas and how to access more information from Rural Development’s network of 400+ state and area offices located throughout the country. The Community Facilities Program provides affordable funding to develop more than 100 different types of essential facilities in rural communities.
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET
The webinar is available to watch on-demand below with the accompanying presentation slides.
Special Projects Coordinator, Community Facilities Program
USDA Rural Development
Jamie Davenport is a Special Projects Coordinator for USDA’s Community Facilities Program. The Community Facilities Program provides affordable loan and grant funding to support the creation and improvement of essential community facilities. Jamie previously served as Director of Partnerships in the Rural Development Innovation Center, promoting cross-agency collaborations and identifying best practices in economic development. Before joining Rural Development, Jamie spent eight years at the Small Business Administration where she managed loan and grant programs to increase access to capital among underserved populations. Originally from Illinois, she received her Master’s in Public Administration from Virginia Tech and her Bachelor’s in Economics from Illinois Wesleyan University.
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Rural Peer Learning Network Opportunity
The Rural Peer Learning Network serves in conjunction with our monthly webinars and is an opportunity to learn directly from other rural community colleges. This is an opportunity for rural community colleges to learn about the process of applying for community facilities grants and potential tips from current/previous grant recipients.
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET
Please review the details and access the article about the Rural Community College Peer Learning Network: Sharing Community Facilities Grants Experiences discussion here.
Access the presentation slides from this webinar here.
Additional Resources from the Webinar
Rural Development Program Matrix
Community Facilities Direct Loan Handbook
Emergency Rural Health Care Program