The 2018 Farm Bill authorized USDA to make reserved program funding available under the Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD) initiative to implement multi-jurisdictional and multi-sectoral strategic community investment plans. SECD is a funding opportunity designed to encourage and advance regional community and economic strategic planning.
Join us on Tuesday, December 13 at 2 p.m. ET for the SECD FY 23 Webinar for Stakeholders for an overview of the Innovation Center, SECD projects, participating covered programs, and review the FY 2023 SECD application requirements, process and timelines.
Applicants are encouraged to consider projects that provide measurable results in helping rural communities build robust and sustainable economies through strategic investments in broadband, businesses, community facilities, infrastructure, partnerships, and innovation.
In FY23, the programs with SECD reserve funds include Community Connect, Community Facilities, Rural Business Development Grants and Water and Environmental Programs. You should join this webinar if your work supports regional community and economic development, strategic planning, and seeks funding to assist rural communities in efforts to improve and thrive.