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National Rural Development Partnership

VCRD is a member of the National Rural Development Partnership, a multi-faceted organization bringing together partners from all levels of government as well as private for profit and non-profit organizations to address the needs of rural America. There are currently 37 State Rural Development Councils (SRDCs). The State Councils form the primary components of the Partnership and bring together key rural players in their states to address critical community concerns and to respond to fast-breaking opportunities. State Councils are responsible for creating their own mission, structure, operating guidelines, and action plan. Each Council hires a senior-level executive director who works with the Council leadership.

Partners for Rural America

Partners for Rural America (PRA) exists to support the efforts of its member State Rural Development Councils (SRDC’s), which are uniquely positioned: to expand economic and social opportunities for America’s rural communities and their residents; to promote equal treatment of rural America by government agencies and the private sector; and to provide a collective voice for rural America. PRA also exists to support the National Rural Development Partnership (NRDP) and the entities affiliated with it.

Other Partnerships and Community Resources

VCRD partners and collaborates with countless federal, state, regional, local, non-profit, philanthropic, and other organizations. These partners have resources that benefit communities and have asked to be listed here.