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CECD receives USDA grant to assist rural grocery stores

K-State Engagement E-News, October 2007 (PDF)

by David Procter

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The Center for Engagement and Community Development received $50,000 through the USDA's Rural Business Opportunity Grant Program. The CECD will utilize the Rural Business Opportunity Grant funds to assist with their "Business Enhancement for Rural Grocery Stores" program.

"We are very pleased to receive this USDA Rural Business Opportunity grant to assist Kansas rural grocery stores," CECD Director David Procter said. "Rural grocery stores are critical to our rural Kansas communities for both economic and nutrition reasons. This funding will help rural grocers state-wide through the creation of resources and a communication network for store owners."

CECD is partnering with the Kansas Sampler Foundation, the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development, and K-State's department of agricultural economics on this project.

For more information, see K-State Media Relation's USDA Grant to Fund K-State's Rural Grocery Store Initiative.