West Sacramento, California — Rural Community Assistance Corporation received a $100,000 grant from the Opportunity Finance Network. RCAC’s Loan Fund will use the funds for lending to support renewable energy projects and innovative biomass utilization efforts.
The world recently celebrated American pharmaceutical giant Phitzer and the German firm BioNTech’s announcement that the first trial of a coronavirus vaccine proved to be 90 percent effective.
A new Center for Disease Control study shows an increase in drug overdose deaths during the first months of the pandemic.
The Partners for Rural Transformation is a national coalition committed to serving rural communities in persistent poverty. Collectively, we serve the majority of people living in persistently impoverished places, largely rural areas.
As the U.S. transitions into winter, COVID-19 cases are again on the rise, but the new hot spots are in rural states. Bloomberg News reports that as of October 19, the highest case rates per capita for the previous seven days had been in North and South Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin and Utah.