U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director for Alabama, Nivory Gordon, Jr., today announced that USDA is deploying key resources to help individuals and households in their long-term recovery and rebuilding after severe storms and tornadoes hit Morgan, Sumter, Greene, Hale, Dallas, Autauga, Elmore, Coosa, Tallapoosa, Chambers, Mobile, Conecuh and Barbour Counties in Alabama.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on January 15, 2023, issued a Presidential Disaster Declaration DR-4684-AL for Alabama regarding severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornados that hit the area on January 12, 2023.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development homeowners impacted in affected counties may contact their local area office to apply for assistance under the Section 504 Home Repair Program application package.
As USDA continues to respond to the impacts of these weather events, the Department remains committed to delivering environmental justice to the people living in rural America now more than ever. Through its key rural infrastructure and economic development programs, USDA is helping to address disproportionate health, environmental and economic impacts on disadvantaged communities in the face of disaster.
Under the Biden-Harris Administration, Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities, create jobs and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural, Tribal and high-poverty areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov. If you’d like to subscribe to USDA Rural Development updates, visit our GovDelivery subscriber page.
USDA touches the lives of all Americans each day in so many positive ways. Under the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA is transforming America’s food system with a greater focus on more resilient local and regional food production, promoting competition and fairer markets for all producers, ensuring access to safe, healthy and nutritious food in all communities, building new markets and streams of income for farmers and producers using climate-smart food and forestry practices, making historic investments in infrastructure and clean energy capabilities in rural America, and committing to equity across the Department by removing systemic barriers and building a workforce more representative of America. To learn more, visit www.usda.gov.
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