Using the Kaiser Calculator at VITA sites

Have an idea for how rural tax prep programs can do just a little more to help rural families a whole lot? We do! Several VITA programs are spending just one minute with families at tax sites to ask them if they have affordable health insurance. If they don’t, tax volunteers use computers, tablets or even […]

New Report: Rural America at a Glance

The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) recently released the 2013 Edition of Rural America at a Glance, an annual report that highlights social and economic conditions in rural America. The report found three worrisome trends in rural areas: fewer jobs, population loss, and higher poverty. While the number of jobs in metro areas grew 1.4% […]

Webinar: Deep South Wealth Creation Network helps rural families earn it!

The Deep South Wealth Creation Network is helping African American farmers in the Deep South EARN more from their land.  The network assists farmers in upgrading their skills and credentials over time (Earn It Goal 9) so they can increase their yields and increase their sales.  The fantastic work of the network was profiled at a recent conference on […]

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