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USDA StrikeForce Intiative in Georgia

 

Georgia is one of three pilot states participating in the USDA StrikeForce Initiative. The initiative is designed to help relieve persistent poverty in high poverty counties. Recognizing that 90 percent of all persistent poverty counties are in rural parts of the country, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has deployed a cross-agency “StrikeForce” to better serve persistent poverty communities and socially disadvantaged farmers by coordinating activities among all agencies and leveraging expertise working with Community Based Organizations (CBO’s).

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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 NRCS office.

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).