Like you, we continue to monitor the ever changing COVID-19 situation with concern. First and foremost, we are focused on the safety and health of our staff, their families and the communities we serve. We are monitoring Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updates, public health department warnings, school closures, staff health, at-risk or vulnerable staff and their families and tracking the number of corona virus cases in areas where we work.
The first Mutual Self-Help Housing conference in more than five years was held in Albuquerque February 4 – 6 and it was a tremendous success; with more than 400 attendees, significant participation from our USDA partners as well as tremendous guest speakers.
Some of you took advantage of the updated method to print your SHARES report on TWO pages versus SIX. Whether you have or you haven’t, you’ll want to use this newer, updated version for printing out your reports. Thanks to Jason Stillwell of Little Dixie, you’ll save paper and ink and see some extra features on your reports.
Deadline: Applications for @usdaRD’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant program are due in two weeks. https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/distance-learning-telemedicine-grants #TogetherAmericaProspers
Rural Development is committed to the health and well-being of everyone who calls rural America home. Learn more about the actions RD is taking to help rural communities affected by COVID-19 at our newly launched Coronavirus Response webpage: https://rd.usda.gov/coronavirus
My beautiful parents who keep showing up to work everyday so the grocery stores are packed with the food we all enjoy ❤️ Let’s not forget about all the farm workers toiling amid this world crisis. #ThankAFarmWorker