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Special Initiatives


In addition to the financial and technical assistance and training, and important networking opportunities, provided to our Partner organizations, an important aspect of the Rural LISC program is a developing series of special initiatives. 

These initiatives expand our program's effectiveness by offering support for local economic development efforts that are catalyzed by arts and cultural activities, and building affordable housing in a manner that promotes the health of residents, as well as extend our program's reach into Native American geographies, tackle the opioid epidemic that is impacting rural areas, and promote the development of greater broadband accessibility across rural America.

ACT for Rural America

Rural LISC is working to address the growing public health crisis of drug abuse through its ACT for Rural America (Addiction Care and Treatment) Initiative.

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Healthy Housing

In an effort to improve the quality of affordable housing in rural communities across the country, Rural LISC, in partnership with the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation, launched the Healthy Housing Initiative. 

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Native American Initiative

Rural LISC's Native American Initiative seeks ways in which Rural LISC can better serve tribal communities, through a programmatic approach that supports CDFIs working in Native American geographies.

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Rural Broadband Access

National Alliance of Counties (NACo), Rural LISC and Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) developed a mobile app that harnesses grassroots advocacy by empowering individual users to accurately identify areas with low or no internet connectivity. 

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