On this episode of Connected Nation, we talk with Farah Ahmad, who serves as the Chief of Staff in the office of the Under Secretary in USDA Rural Development who says they see their mission as "serving community first."
We'll discuss how the agency tackles the diverse needs of rural America, share details on funding opportunities for distance learning, telemedicine, and other projects—including what staff looks for in awardees—and ask “what’s next” as the Biden Administration takes action through the infrastructure plan to help those struggling without internet connectivity.
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USDA newsroom: https://www.rd.usda.gov/newsroom/news-releases
Remote learning and telehealth grants: Distance learning and telemedicine grants
USDA seeks public input to help create new rural renewable energy pilot program: head to this press release to learn more