BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Governor John Bel Edwards is encouraging rural communities in the state to reach out for help to gain federal dollars for revitalization.

The governor said rural communities’ leaders and businesses are welcome to reach out to the Governor’s Office of Rural Development.

Rural communities can take advantage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Justice40 initiative. Projects that could be funded federally include broadband, clean water, economic development, education, finance, healthcare, infrastructure, workforce development, and agriculture.

“Louisiana’s rural areas are the lifeblood of our state, and I have tasked my administration with doing everything we can to revitalize these communities,” said Gov. Edwards. “More resources are available for rural communities now than ever before and our Office of Rural Development is here to help local communities access those federal dollars.”

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