Connecting through NCBA CLUSA, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)’s international arm sent four generators to the Puerto Rican Cooperative League for distribution to member co-ops in need last month as their communities continue to recover from the devastating one-two punch of Hurricanes Irma and Maria last fall.
The nation’s cooperative businesses are poised to be an integral part of achieving a 10-year infrastructure plan released by the White House yesterday, but a concurrent proposal to gut the only federal program dedicated to advancing the impact of cooperative businesses nationwide jeopardizes that potential.
NCBA CLUSA is seeking proposals for conference sessions and panels through March 5 for the 2018 Cooperative IMPACT Conference. This is your opportunity to help amplify the impact co-ops already have in the U.S. and around the world and explore new ways co-ops can drive even greater economic growth and participation.
An article published this week by Wisconsin Public Radio reports on the impact supporters say the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s grant and loan programs—among them the Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) program—have had on rural America.