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USDA StrikeForce Intiative in Georgia

 

While poverty is a rural, suburban and urban challenge, the reality is that nearly 85 percent of America's persistent poverty counties are in rural areas. USDA's StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity Initiative is part of our commitment to growing economies, increasing investments and creating opportunities in poverty-stricken rural communities. StrikeForce was officially launched in 2010 as a pilot project in persistent poverty areas in rural Arkansas, Georgia and Mississippi.

StrikeForce efforts were expanded to persistent poverty counties in Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, and West Virginia. 

Since its inception, StrikeForce has formed over 400 community based partnerships and supported 80,300 projects and opportunities to strengthen America's rural economy.

These documents require Adobe Acrobat.

StrikeForce Fact Sheet 2014 (600 KB)

How to Apply for Programs (1,312 KB)
How to Apply for Programs (Spanish) (63 KB)
Combined Agencies Pamphlet (344 KB)

When applying for programs please visit your local USDA Service Center.

StrikeForce Counties

StrikeForce is helping us direct needed USDA resources to individuals and communities in Georgia's 60 StrikeForce counties. The counties are:

Appling

Crisp

Miller

Telfair

Atkinson

Decatur

Mitchell

Terrell

Baker

Dodge

Montgomery

Thomas

Baldwin

Dooley

Peach

Tift

Ben Hill

Early

Pulaski

Toombs

Berrien

Emanuel

Quitman

Treutlen

Bulloch

Evans

Randolph

Turner

Calhoun

Grady

Screven

Ware

Candler

Hancock

Seminole

Warren

Charlton

Irwin

Stewart

Washington

Clay

Jefferson

Sumter

Wayne

Clinch

Jenkins

Talbot

Webster

Coffee

Johnson

Taliaferro

Wheeler

Colquitt

Laurens

Tattnall

Wilcox

Cook

Macon

Taylor

Wilkes

 

To read success stories about any StrikeForce County please visit our Conservation Showcase page. Click map for printable pdf (335 KB).