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Rural population stays mostly flat during past decade

While most rural counties lost population during the past decade, the remaining counties’ population growth meant there was less than 1 percent overall rural population loss, according to a recent Daily Yonder review of early 2020 Census numbers.

New community investments spur growth in CDFIs

A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York highlights several major private sector investments to financial intermediaries, such as CDFIs, that drove large amounts of capital to underserved communities during the global pandemic and beyond.

The American Rescue Plan 2021 CTC expansion

The recent COVID-19 relief package, officially called the American Rescue Plan, contains a major measure that is poised to have a substantial impact on rural child poverty.

Congressional proposal could mean big changes for rural America

The Congressional Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has proposed adjustments to the way that rural counties are defined Currently, counties are considered “rural” if they contain less than 50,000 residents. The proposed change will increase that figure to 100,000.