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USDA Rural Development Block Grant funding at risk


USDA rural development grants remain at risk of being slashed from the federal budget, with the agency facing more than $1.1 billion in cuts proposed by the White House.

University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension in Sidney uses such grants to help support community businesses and infrastructure and even provide needed public services.

“Many of our communities don’t have the funding to be able to provide those kinds of services, particularly in rural Nebraska,” Connie Hancock, UNL extension educator, said. “Having access to those rural development grants is extremely important in makin...

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