Rural Development and Rural Asset Building Programs President Bush's FY 2006 Budget

Rural America will lose more than one-third of its federal resources for rural economic and community development. The proposed new “Strengthening America’s Communities Initiative” would consolidate 18 economic and community development programs into one and provide one-third less funding (from $5.61 billion in FY05 for the 18 programs to $3.71 billion proposed in FY06 for the new initiative).

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