Applications Available for “Stronger Economies Together” Initiative

Provides Technical Assistance for Rural Regional Development


 Applications Available here: VA-SETApplicationfor_Regions-PhaseIII_Final, deadline is May 4, 2012


 USDA Rural Development, in conjunction with Virginia Cooperative Extension, and other state and local partners, has released details of an initiative  called “Stronger Economies Together” (SET), which is designed to help regional teams develop new approaches to strengthen and enhance regional economic development activities. The SET initiative is an opportunity for current or newly formed multi-county teams to receive the latest tools, training and technical assistance to help their region move forward and capitalize on strengths to create jobs, wealth and economic development. Two multi-county regions in rural Virginia will be chosen to participate in the initiative.