U.S. Department of Agriculture: Rural Regional Economic Development Initiative
This project, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, supports a pilot group of 19 colleges to better identify and acquire financial resources and create strategic and sustainable financial development plans. Additionally, eight colleges are being supported in efforts to collaborate with local, regional, and state-level agricultural cooperatives. AACC is partnering in these efforts with the Rural Community College Alliance (RCCA), an AACC affiliate group focused on rural economic development. Lessons learned will be disseminated to the wider RCCA and AACC networks.