Check out these opportunities for
rural organizations and individuals 

Looking for ways to grow in your skills and knowledge this year? You may be interested in applying for one of the following opportunities we’ve received recently in our Rural Assembly inbox. Have something you’d like to share? Send us a note! 

BRIDGE Digital Training Program
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We are excited to invite you to apply for the upcoming BRIDGE digital training program, generously funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. As a current Gates Foundation partner, we are extending this exclusive opportunity for organizations in our networks to apply free of charge. 

BRIDGE is an intensive capacity building program designed by the technology company Lightful to equip organizations like yours with the digital skills, knowledge, and confidence to expand your reach and increase your impact online. The program will consist of three phases, each with a cohort of 15 organizations. We encourage you to apply even if phase 1 is full, as you will be considered for future phases if not selected for the current one. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Learn more here or, alternatively, you can contact the Lightful team at support@lightful.com

Webinar: What’s in it for rural? Accessing rural resources in the IIJA, CHIPs, and IRA

Jan 31, 2024 2 p.m. EST 
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Dollars are flowing from the federal government to communities all across the country, but exactly how much is dedicated to rural places was unknown…until now.
In this 90 minute webinar hosted by he International Economic Development Council (IEDC), you’ll hear takeaways from a new Brookings report quantifying the funding and technical assistance for rural America and hear from rural leaders on the challenges and opportunities they see on the horizon. Come learn which federal opportunities are most significant to rural communities and what steps communities need to take to qualify for these investments. 

Other opportunities:

USDA Climate Change Fellows
USDA is seeking qualified applicants for inclusion in the USDA Climate Change Fellows Program (CCFP).  Applicants are encouraged to apply by January 31, 2024, 11:59 p.m. EST. Learn more.

O&B Conference: Oakland

The 2024 Othering & Belonging Conference is a two-and-a-half-day event that will take place April 25-27, 2024 in Oakland, California. The theme of the conference is Belonging Without Othering.  Learn more about the conference.

Everywhere Workshops

Extend your Everywhere experience by registering for one or more of three workshops hosted with partners Aug. 6- 8th, the week following our mainstage programming on Aug. 1. 

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Rural Food Traditions: German breads

Welcome to Rural Food Traditions, a podcast series of Rural Remix. We’re starting where many meals across diverse food traditions begin: with bread. Food is a uniter; and across culinary traditions, bread is a common thread. In this episode, On this episode talk with Lois Keller about German breads.

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Rural Food Traditions: Biscuits

Welcome to Rural Food Traditions, a podcast series of Rural Remix. We’re starting where many meals across diverse food traditions begin: with bread. Food is a uniter; and across culinary traditions, bread is a common thread. In this episode, On this episode we are learning all about the art of making biscuits! Appalachian leader Margo Miller speaks about how a middle school competition led to a lifelong passion for biscuits and how she is returning to her roots through crafting and baking.

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Rural Food Traditions: Cornbread

Welcome to Rural Food Traditions, a podcast series of Rural Remix. We’re starting where many meals across diverse food traditions begin: with bread. Food is a uniter; and across culinary traditions, bread is a common thread. Tina Mozelle Braziel is a poet and author living in rural Alabama. In this episode she shares her secrets to cornbread, what life is like in the glass cabin she built with her husband, and some of her poetry.

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Rural Food Traditions: White Bread

Welcome to Rural Food Traditions, a podcast series of Rural Remix. We’re starting where many meals across diverse food traditions begin: with bread. Food is a uniter; and across culinary traditions, bread is a common thread. On this episode, host Teresa Collins talks about white bread with Minnesota home baker Cheryl Whitesitt.

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Rural Food Traditions: Sourdough

Welcome to Rural Food Traditions, a podcast series of Rural Remix. We’re starting where many meals across diverse food traditions begin: with bread. Food is a uniter; and across culinary traditions, bread is a common thread. On this episode, host Teresa Collins talks with Eliza Blue about sourdough bread.

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