About the Rural Partners Network

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.

RPN Leadership

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    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

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    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.

    Farah Ahmad

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    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.

    Lee Jones

RPN Partners

These federal departments, agencies and commissions are members of the Rural Partners Network. The departments listed here are comprised of multiple federal agencies and offices that are also actively engaged in RPN.

The White House

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Department of the Treasury

Department of Interior

Department of Commerce

Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Department of Labor

Department of Transportation

Department of Energy

Department of Education

Department of Veteran Affairs

Environmental Protection Agency

Small Business Administration

Appalachian Regional Commission

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Social Security Administration

Delta Regional Authority

Denali Commission

Northern Border Regional Commission

Southeast Crescent Regional Commission