On January 12, the National Association of Development Organizations in partnership with U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (http://www NULL.rd NULL.usda NULL.gov/) (USDA-RD) hosted an informational webinar on USDA’s new Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD) program.
Established under the 2014 Farm Bill (P.L. 113-79), the SECD program allows USDA-RD to reserve up to 10 percent of funding appropriated to specific programs until June 30 of each fiscal year to fund projects that support the implementation of strategic economic and community development plans across multi-jurisdictional areas. The four Rural Development programs included under the program are: Community Facilities, Water and Environmental Programs, Rural Business Development Grants, and Business and Industry Guaranteed Loans. The SECD program went into effect this past June and funds will be accessible during fiscal year (FY) 2016.
This timely webinar provided an overview of the SECD program, how to apply for funding, and concluded with an in-depth question and answer session. Click here to view the full presentation slides. Watch a full recording of the webinar above. For additional questions, please contact Ted Stiger at [email protected] (tstiger null@null nado NULL.org) or 202.624.8467.