Apr 15, 2022 - Notice from the Rural Business-Cooperative Service extending the application deadline for the Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) program for fiscal year (FY) 2022. This also requests that potential applicants that submitted concept proposals on or prior to February 18, 2022, contact RBS if they did not receive a response regarding their submission. The RISE program is intended to improve the ability of distressed rural communities to create high-wage jobs, accelerate the formation of new businesses, and help rural communities identify and maximize local assets. Applications are now due by May 19, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Mar 24, 2022 - Describes challenges related to addiction recovery in rural Kentucky, highlighting the efforts of providers and researchers to identify barriers and increase access to services. Notes the importance of post-recovery options and support, including employment and community engagement, to maintaining sobriety.
Source: Lexington Herald-Leader
Mar 23, 2022 - Reports on rural and urban job gains and losses between January 2020 and January 2022, noting that in January 2022, rural counties had about 99% of the employment level that they had in 2020. Breaks down trends in various regions of the country and offers a county-level data map of rural and metro employment change.
Source: The Daily Yonder