Trump Administration Invests $45,000 in Technical Assistance to to Assist Huerfano and Otero Counties

Colorado Community Revitalization Association to Assist Rural Communities Thrive

DENVER, CO – September 10, 2020- The Trump Administration today announced that the United
States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $45,000 to support training and technical
assistance to Colorado Community Revitalization Association (CCRA).

“Business is at the forefront of successful rural communities. USDA’s business programs focus
on providing assistance for economic development planning and the financing or expansion of rural businesses,” said Sallie Clark, USDA Rural Development Colorado State Director. “Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA has been working tirelessly to be a strong partner to rural Colorado in building stronger and healthier communities, because we know when rural America thrives, all of America thrives,” said Clark.

In rural Colorado, CCRA will use a $45,000 Rural Business Development Grant to strengthen local community economic development strategies for entrepreneurial start up, expansion, and training in Huerfano and Otero Counties.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has left small businesses and potential entrepreneurs feeling isolated. This grant to CCRA will help create an expanded network, introduce resources, and enhance rural innovation,” said Clark. “The investment today, underscores that President Trump feels the same way about rural Colorado and our businesses as I do,” said Clark.

USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and
create jobs in rural areas, supporting infrastructure improvements; business development;
housing; community facilities and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more
information in Colorado, visit http://www.rd.usda.gov/co.

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.