Success Stories

Applegate Apartments Summer Food Service Program

             For more than a decade, Laura Genail has been assisting individuals and families in Atchison find affordable housing.  She manages Applegate Apartments in Atchison, which is a 40 unit multi-family housing complex.  This spring Genail was awarded with the 2016 Rural Rental Housing Ass

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Facility

Clark Specialty Grains, LLC is a food grade specialty corn cleaning facility in Gothenburg, Nebraska.  The business specializes in non-gmo and organic corn, including yellow, white, blue, and pink corn which is sold to chip companies across the United States.  Expansion of the uses and efficienci

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Sonshine Center in North Dakota

Casselton, a town of 2,500 people, is like many rural communities across North Dakota struggling with the lack of available child care. In an effort to combat the shortage of services, the Sonshine Center recently expanded by building a new daycare and preschool facility.

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Photo of Cora Ortiz with her youngest daughter, Estefania, in front of her new apartment at Heritage Heights in The Dalles, Oregon.

For years, the Ortiz family had no choice but to live in substandard housing, most recently at a trailer park in The Dalles, Oregon, that had unmet maintenance needs and numerous safety issues.

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Downtown Story City, Iowa

As leaders in smaller, rural communities plan for the future, a key component for success will be working through regional and strategic partnerships to complement and draw upon the resources of each other to create jobs that strengthen their community and those around them.

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Horizon Health Care, Inc. - Woonsocket, SD

Healthcare in rural communities is part of the vital infrastructure necessary to keep a community viable.  Horizon Health Care, Inc.

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Delmont Fire Station Photo

The Delmont Fire Department functions more efficiently and provides a higher level of fire protection service to the community thanks in part to Douglas Electric Cooperative, Inc., recipient of USDA funding, who provided funds for the construction of a new fire hall.

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Rural Development celebrates with Sarcoxie, one of three          communities selected for participation in the Community           Foundation of the Ozarks—Growth in the Rural Ozarks (CFO GRO) Program.

In Rural Missouri, partnership is what keeps communities going. Small towns that join together make big differences in bringing positive changes to their regions.

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City of Ewing Earth Day Media Event

The City of Ewing, home to less than 500 people, has operated under a centralized sewer system since 1983.

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The future home of Colloms Campus Center, a 30,000 square feet student life building, will provide improved activity and event space, student services and student affairs staff offices for Tennessee Wesleyan University.

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in rural southeast Tennessee lies the small yet charming Tennessee Wesleyan University; a liberal arts school dedicated to providing a wide range of studies to help each student achieve their dreams.

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