Springtime in Washington, DC – the cherries are in bloom, the weather is erratic, and legislators start “the appropriations process.”
The what?! The appropriations process, or “approps” as the kids say, is the time when members of Congress decide which programs will get funded in the coming year, and for how much. It is a critical time for the programs many of us count on in rural America, even if you don’t realize these programs are helping your community.
How can you be involved to make sure these programs keep rural America thriving?