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Clintonville Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

The Clintonville Area Chamber of Commerce announces the 2024 Scholarship Program

Under the Program, two (2) seniors that attend Clintonville High School in Clintonville, WI, will be awarded a One Thousand Dollar ($1,000.00) scholarship.

Program Guidelines & Priorities: 

* Seeking graduating seniors with a record of volunteerism in the community and participation in extracurricular school activities.

* Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.75, and plan to attend a 2-year or 4-year college.

* Scholarship funds will be paid in January 2025 for the second semester of the student’s first year directly to the student. It will be the student’s responsibility to submit to the Clintonville Area Chamber of Commerce, at that time, a transcript from the first semester that includes the student ID number and college information.

* Application deadline is April 1, 2024, by 4:00 p.m. Late applications are not accepted.

2024 Scholarship Application.doc


STAKEHOLDER ANNOUNCEMENT

USDA Seeks Applications to Support Regional Economic and Community Development Planning to Create Thriving Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2024 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Acting Under Secretary Roger Glendenning today announced that USDA is seeking applications to implement regional economic and community development projects to create thriving communities for people in rural America.

The 2018 Farm Bill authorized the Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD) initiative to support projects that will help rural people and economies prepare for the future. It can be used to implement projects that are included in multi-jurisdictional and multi-sectoral strategic community investment plans.

In fiscal year 2024, reserved funding is available under the following USDA Rural Development programs:

To be eligible for SECD reserved funding, applicants must meet the requirements and deadlines under the covered programs. Applicants must also submit a Form 1980-88, along with the strategic community investment plan to be implemented in part or in whole by the proposed project’s completion. See additional requirements below.

For more information on requirements and deadlines under the covered programs, visit www.rd.usda.gov. For additional information on SECD reserved funding, see page 10026 of the Feb. 13, 2024, Federal Register.

USDA is particularly interested in applications that will advance Biden-Harris Administration priorities to:

  • Reduce climate pollution and increase resilience to the impacts of climate change through economic support to rural communities.
  • Ensure all rural residents have equitable access to Rural Development (RD) programs and benefits from RD-funded projects; and
  • Help rural communities recover economically through more and better market opportunities and through improved infrastructure.

To subscribe to USDA Rural Development updates, visit GovDelivery subscriber page.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

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Stakeholder Announcement

USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Help People in Rural and Tribal Communities Access Remote Education and Health Care

USDA is making approximately $60 million in funding available under the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. This program funds distance learning and telemedicine services, like audio and video equipment, to digitally connect people to education, training and health care resources that are limited or unavailable in remote parts of the country.

Eligible applicants include state and local governmental entities, federally recognized Tribes, nonprofits and for-profit businesses.

Applications must be submitted electronically through grants.gov no later than April 29, 2024. Additional program information is available online and via the Feb. 29, 2024, Federal Register.

Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant funding expands opportunities for:

  • Students to participate in classes that may be in places that are too far to access in person.
  • Teachers to provide their expertise, trainings and educational services to students across the country.
  • Patients to seek specialized care and treatment from medical professionals without needing to leave their homes or communities.

USDA is particularly interested in applications that will advance Biden-Harris Administration priorities to:

  • Reduce climate pollution and increase resilience to the impacts of climate change through economic support to rural communities.
  • Ensure all rural residents have equitable access to Rural Development (RD) programs and benefit from RD-funded projects.
  • Help rural communities recover economically through more and better market opportunities and through improved infrastructure.

To subscribe to USDA Rural Development updates, visit GovDelivery subscriber page.

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USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.