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Entrepreneurs offered assistance by USDA’s Technology Transfer Office

Rural Maryland-based agricultural business owners and others in Maryland are being offered a strategic opportunity to collaborate and enhance their ventures through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), according to a press release. The Energetics Technology Center (ETC) is conducting an innovative workshop for all categories of businesses with USDA’s Technology Transfer Office. As a  Read the Rest…

2019 legislature budget includes historic funding for rural communities

On April 10, 2018, the Maryland Legislature adjourned. Among the session’s many accomplishments, the Legislature approved the Fiscal Year 2019 State Operating Budget that includes funds to support the Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund (RMPIF), a key step forward in addressing disparities in the State’s rural areas. The Rural Maryland Council thanks Governor Hogan for  Read the Rest…

Recently Passed Fiscal Year 2019 Maryland Operating Budget Includes Historic Funding for Rural Communities

PRESS RELEASE Annapolis, MD – On April 10, 2018, the Maryland Legislature adjourned. Among the session’s many accomplishments, the Legislature approved the Fiscal Year 2019 State Operating Budget that includes funds to support the Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund (RMPIF), a key step forward in addressing disparities in the State’s rural areas. The Rural Maryland  Read the Rest…

Rural Maryland Council Awarded Community Partner of the Year Award

The Maryland Community Action Partnership organization held their annual conference on May 2, 2018. This year’s theme, “Strong Families, Strong Communities” provided a platform for learning and sharing the important work of human service, and the impact it has on families and communities. The Rural Maryland Council was awarded the “Community Partner of the Year Award in Recognition  Read the Rest…

FY19 MAERDAF/RMPIF Grant Information Webinar

Learn more about the guidelines, eligibility requirements, and criteria to apply for FY2019 Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund (MAERDAF) and Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund (RMPIF) grant awards! In case you missed the May 7th webinar, access the recording here: https://zoom.us/recording/play/R2WfbAH3S7hwypVE06Os3SQ-EIWOd-bg9cJnkZVnzxdo9sq2t7sQFu_sahW_vItN A copy of the presentation slides available here. Grant application forms and  Read the Rest…

FY19 MAERDAF and RMPIF Call for Proposals

The Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund (RMPIF) and the Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund (MAERDAF) are now accepting proposals! Deadline to submit proposals is Friday, May 25, 2018, 11:59 pm. For Fiscal year 2019, the RMC is interested in MAERDAF proposals that address the following: Agriculture, Energy, Rural Broadband, Rural Healthcare, Youth  Read the Rest…

Drive Your Business Forward With USDA Tech Transfer Workshop

Join the Energetic’s Technology Center and the Rural Maryland Council on May 23, 2018 for a Drive Your Business Forward With USDA Tech Transfer Workshop from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm. Learn about how to work with the USDA Office of Technology Transfer to license and commercialize USDA intellectual property. Anyone can attend  If you  Read the Rest…

Maryland Rural Health Plan Website – NOW WITH MORE DATA!

  The 2018 Maryland Rural Health Plan is a collaborative project of the Maryland Rural Health Association, Maryland State Office of Rural Health, Rural Maryland Council, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  WEBSITE FEATURES: Access to all components of the 2018 Maryland Rural Health Plan. Easily view Rural Health Plan County Profiles for each rural Maryland  Read the Rest…

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