In a truly short period of time we saw our entire world turned upside down on many levels due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Not only was our personal health threatened, but the government shutdown of non-essential businesses crippled our small rural businesses & communities. That impact will be felt for many months & years to come and our rural areas face many changes and challenges ahead.
One thing we have seen during this pandemic, is the outreach of valuable information, programs, services, assistance, etc. being created and promoted to help aid everyone in this time of need. WISCONSIN RURAL PARTNERS felt we needed to do our part by creating the “Road to Rural Recovery”.
We have collaborated with many of our Partners, gathering information & resources and having it at your fingertips as you work to recover as a rural community or business. We will continue to add and update the info as often as possible. Make sure you "like" & "share" our "Road to Rural Recovery" Facebook page. Keep up to date on our Calendar for upcoming webinars, program deadlines and other dated information.
We are coming back together and WRP is here to help you any way we can. The road is long, but our rural areas will be stronger and better than ever when we work together!
Supporting Thriving & Resilient Communities
Wisconsin’s voice for collaborative action on issues to support rural communities!
Wisconsin Rural Partners, Inc. (WRP) serves as a network hub for organizations, government agencies and people working to make rural Wisconsin a better place.
We strive through our work to build leadership for the communities of rural Wisconsin.
Through our annual Rural Summit, annual Small Community Forums, monthly Rural Updates and other events, we communicate the needs and successes of rural Wisconsin to policy-makers at the local, state and federal levels.
Since December 1992, the organization has served as Wisconsin’s State Rural Development Council (SRDC) through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Wisconsin Rural Partners Inc. is a neutral, nonprofit organization that brings together a cross section of residents, organizations & leaders that cross political affiliations & organizational boundaries to advance initiatives important to rural communities throughout the state.
Wisconsin Rural Partners, Inc
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RECOGNIZING COMMUNITIES & ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE MADE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THEIR RURAL AREAS THROUGH COLLABORATION AND SHEER GRIT
Overcoming challenges to make good things happen in rural areas is difficult. We want to share success stories with other rural areas and the world so we can learn from one another and prove that, although many rural areas are struggling, there are places that are having success, which creates hope for all of us.
IDENTIFYING THE TOP ISSUES FACING RURAL WISCONSIN
The Summit is an event that brings together people who care about the future of rural Wisconsin – and their community.
Rural challenges are well-documented. This year’s theme, “Vibrant Rural Communities: From Talk to Action” will focus on how small cities, villages and towns throughout our state are taking positive steps to shape a brighter future. Come curious, leave inspired!
HELPING WISCONSIN'S SMALL COMMUNITIES, VILLAGES AND TOWNS THRIVE!
These forums provide resources and a venue for you, your neighbors, colleagues and friends to discuss the challenges & opportunities of economic growth, education for the 21st Century, civic issues and life in Wisconsin's small (and mighty) communities.