The Rural Partners Network (RPN) is an all-of-government program that helps rural communities find resources and funding to create jobs, build infrastructure, and support long-term economic stability on their own terms.
Under Secretary for Rural Development
Xochitl Torres Small works with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, the Domestic Policy Council, and the Biden Administration to champion RPN and promote federal program alignment and funding priorities for rural America.
Xochitl Torres Small
Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development
As the Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development, Farah Ahmad provides key coordination between the Rural Partners Network, the White House, and numerous public and private partners.
Executive Director for the Rural Partners Network
Lee Jones oversees Rural Partners Network staff and operations. He also works closely with federal partners and RPN communities to deliver on the federal government’s commitment to rural America.